Title page for ETD etd-11072012-040227

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author McMurrer, James E.
URN etd-11072012-040227
Title An economic study of a proposed 2000-KW turbo-generator unit in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute central heating and power plant
Degree Master of Science
Department Power and Fuel Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Long, C. Hardy Committee Chair
Jones, J. B. Committee Member
Norris, Earle Bertram Committee Member
Pardue, Louis A. Committee Member
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute Power Plant.
Date of Defense 1952-06-05
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The chief function of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Central Heating and Power Plant is to provide steam for heating the various building: on the campus. The plant also furnishes the campus and the community of Blacksburg with a portion of their power requirements, the campus with hot water, and the college laundry with soft water The basic function of the plant, however, is the generation cf steam to be used for heating most of the buildings located on the oampus.The electric energy is generated as a by-product of the basic heating function of the plant.

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