Select low cost, high quality steam turbines quickly and easily A must for plant engineers looking to stay competitive in today's intense global marketplace., Heinz P. Bloch's Practical Guide to Steam Turbine Technology takes you step-by-step through the art of designing and selecting more reliable, cost-efficient turbomachinery. It includes everything you need to master steam turbine technology--from basic types and controls to the Elliot Shortcut selection method for multivalve, multistage systems. You get fingertip access to critical data on casing design. . .mechanical drive bearings. . .impulse and reaction turbine rotors. . .blade design. . .governors and control systems. . .couplings. . .rotor dynamics. . .reaction vs. impulse steam turbines. . .performance degradation. . .transmission elements. . .shortcut graphical selection methods. . .and more.