DOI: 10.1115/1.4058276 ISSN: 0097-6822

Boiler–Plant Economics

N. E. Funk, Farley C. Ralston


Noting the lack of adequate mathematical treatment in the literature on the subject, the authors have applied themselves to the determination of a rational formula for expressing boiler-plant performance. The paper shows how this formula may be applied, and also discusses the question of operating at minimum cost. The authors believe that with the analysis which they present considerably more rational practice can be followed, both in the matter of daily operation of existing boiler plants and in the design of new plants.

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