# How can the efficiency of a Rankine cycle be improved?

## How can the efficiency of a Rankine cycle be improved?

There are three ways to increase the efficiency of the simple ideal Rankine cycle.

1. Decreasing the condenser pressure. The effect of lowering the condenser pressure on the Rankine cycle efficiency is illustrated on a T-s diagram on the left.
2. Superheating the steam to a high temperature.
3. Increasing the boiler pressure.

### Which of the following is used to increase thermal efficiency of Rankine cycle?

1. Thermoelectric heat pump showing the applied power and direction of heat flow. The application of a thermoelectric heat pump to the Rankine cycle establishes an increase in feed water temperature ( Δ T w ) returning from the condenser to the boiler.

What is Rankine cycle efficiency?

The efficiency of the Rankine cycle is limited by the high heat of vaporization of the working fluid. This gives a theoretical maximum Carnot efficiency for the turbine alone of about 63.8% compared with an actual overall thermal efficiency of less than 50% for typical power stations.

What are the ways for increasing thermal efficiency of Rankine cycle based power plant explain any one with flow diagram and TS HS diagram?

Temp at which heat is transferred to steam can be increased without increasing the boiler pressure by superheating the steam to high temperatures  Colored Area on TS-diagram represents increase in the network  Total Area under the process curve 3-3′ represents the inc: in Heat Input  Overall effect is an increase in …

## Where is a Rankine cycle used?

Rankine cycle, in heat engines, ideal cyclical sequence of changes of pressure and temperature of a fluid, such as water, used in an engine, such as a steam engine. It is used as a thermodynamic standard for rating the performance of steam power plants.

### What are the four process of Rankine cycle?

The four processes of an ideal Rankine cycle are as follows; Process 1-2: Isentropic compression in a pump. Here the working fluid is pumped from low to high pressure. 2-3: Constant pressure heat addition in the boiler….Thank you.