Question: water is the working fluid in an ideal rankine cycle...
Water is the working fluid in an ideal Rankine cycle. Steam enters the turbine at 1400 lbf/in2 and 1600°F. The condenser pressure is 2 lbf/in.2 The net power output of the cycle is 300 MW. Cooling water experiences a temperature increase from 60°F to 76°F, with negligible pressure drop, as it passes through the condenser.
a) The mass flow rate of steam, in lb/h
b) The rate of heat transfer, in Btu/h, to the working fluid passing through the steam generator
c) The thermal efficiency
d) The mass flow rate of cooling water, in lb/h