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A power plant operates on a regenerative vapor power cycle with one open feedwater heater. Steam enters the first turbine stage at 12 MPa, 520C and expands to 1 MPa, where some of the steam is extracted and diverted to the open feedwater heater operating at 1 MPa. The remaining steam expands through the second turbine stage to the condenser pressure of 6 kPa. Saturated liquid exits the open feedwater heater at 1 MPa. For isentropic processes in the turbines and pumps, determine for the cycle (a) the thermal efficiency and (b) the mass flow rate into the first turbine stage, in kg/h, for a net power output of 330 MW.

 
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