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3. Combustion
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5. Hydroelectric generator
6. DC motor
7. Induction motor
8. Insulation

Field trip

Caltech’s co-generation plant tour, 2:30PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Prof. Dave Rutledge, 423 Moore, rutledge AT caltech DOT edu, office phone: x4806; Office hours: 3:30-4:30 PM the day before homework is due.

Engineer: Kent Potter, 439 Moore, potter AT caltech DOT edu, x3886

Assistant: Dale Yee, 423 Moore, dale AT caltech DOT edu, x3886

Caltech's fuel cells, made by Bloom Energy, run on natural gas and produce electricity at 50% efficiency. The output of each box is 100kW.
last updated June 26, 2014