Question

Water is the working fluid in an ideal Rankine cycle. Steam enters the turbine at 1400 Ib;/in^2 and 1200°F. The condenser pressure is 2 Ib;/in.? The net power output of

the cycle is 200 MW. Cooling water experiences a temperature increase from 60°F to 76°F, with negligible pressure drop, as it passes through the condenser. Determine the mass flow rate of steam, in Ib/h.

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