Reconsider Prob. 10–18E. How much error is caused in the thermal efficiency if the power required by the pump were completely neglected?
A steam Rankine cycle operates between the pressure limits of 1500 psia in the boiler and 2 psia in the condenser. The turbine inlet temperature is 800°F. The turbine isentropic efficiency is 90 percent, the pump losses are negligible, and the cycle is sized to produce 2500 kW of power. Calculate the mass flow rate through the boiler, the power produced by the turbine, the rate of heat supply in the boiler, and the thermal efficiency.