POWER STATIONS WORK LIKE THIS by Rolt Hammond

POWER STATIONS WORK LIKE THIS

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Written for 13 to 15 year olds who are predisposed to scientific subjects, this book describes how power stations are planned, how they operate, and how they supply electricity. The various sources of energy, coal, oil, water, wind and uranium are explored in detail, as are the methods of harnessing these vast supplies of energy. The author traces the development of the alternator, the steam turbine and the water turbine in relatively simple scientific terms, stressing such highlights as the uses of the coal-fired and oil-fired boilers in steam production, an explanation of how the Pelton wheel, the Francis turbine and the Kaplan turbine are used to generate hydro-electricity, and the importance of the modern alternator in the operation of power stations. Closing sections on the distribution and transmission of electricity and possibilities for future development in this field underscore the importance of power station growth in modern society.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1960
Publisher: Roy