A power plant operates on a regenerative vapor power cycle with one closed feedwater heater. Steam enters the first turbine stage at 120 bar, 520C and expands to 10 bar, where some of the steam is extracted and diverted to a closed feedwater heater. Condensate exiting the feedwater heater as saturated liquid at 10 bar passes through a trap into the condenser. The feedwater exits the heater at 120 bar with a temperature of 170C. The condenser pressure is 0.06 bar. For isentropic processes in each turbine stage and the pump, determine for the cycle (a) the thermal efficiency and (b) the mass flow rate into the first-stage turbine, in kg/h, if the net power developed is 320 MW.

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