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solutions World Class Engineering Waste Heat Recovery Turbo-Generators Peter Brotherhood's range of marine steam turbines for auxiliary power generation is designed and built to the highest engineering standards at the company's manufacturing plant in Peterborough, United Kingdom. This plant was purpose-built for the manufacture of the company’s products and became fully operational in the latter part of 1994. The Peter Brotherhood name has a long and distinguished association with ships and shipbuilding. The company was supplying steam engines for warships of the British Royal Navy over a century ago and has been designing and manufacturing steam turbines since 1907. Today Peter Brotherhood can justifiably claim to be an integral part of the modern marine industry. Experience in supplying a large number of steam turbines for Royal Navy vessels during the 1940s and 1950s won the company widespread recognition as a major marine turbine manufacturer. In the late 1950s the number of vessels with steam turbine main engines began to diminish as diesel power became more common. Responding to the changing market, Peter Brotherhood concentrated its expertise on turbines for on-board auxiliary power generation. In conjunction with a major tanker operator, Peter Brotherhood designed and developed a steam turbo-generator system that used waste heat from the main engine exhaust to produce the steam required for on-board electricity generation. As a result, the company quickly established itself as the leading supplier of turbine-based waste heat recovery systems. To date Peter Brotherhood have supplied over 250 machines with a total capacity in excess of 300 MW for this type of application. The same expertise in marine turbine technology has allowed Peter Brotherhood to meet the demands of a variety of other applications, for example turbo-generators for electricity generation on floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. The basic concept of a waste heat recovery system that includes a steam turbo-generator set, is to produce additional electrical power from the heat energy in the exhaust gas of the main engine. Turning this concept into reliable, economic and efficient engineering products requires a blend of technical and practical expertise that comes only with experience. Successful system design depends on variables such as engine power, the proportion of the ship's life spent at sea, and of course, electrical power demands. Careful assessment of these factors, together with previous operating experience and crewing considerations, will give rise to different designs for different applications. The initial cost of a waste heat recovery based turbo-generator system is normally higher than that of an auxiliary diesel-powered generator. However, the absence of fuel costs and the lower maintenance requirements of a turbine-based system give rapid capital payback from the higher investment. Peter Brotherhood engineers possess an unrivalled wealth of experience
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ECON 256 taught by Professor Lopez during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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