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thermal efficiency

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(General Physics) the ratio of the work done by a heat engine to the energy supplied to it. Compare efficiency
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The column on condensing water heaters in January raised an ongoing concern I have that rated efficiencies for condensing DHW tanks significantly overstate actual or as installed thermal efficiencies.
Modern gas turbine combined cycle (CCGT) power plants [1] are producing electric power as high as half a gigawatt with thermal efficiencies approaching the 60% mark--almost twice the efficiency of power plants I learned about as an undergraduate ME student.
Traditional cupolas have thermal efficiencies of 40-50%, with inefficiencies due to incomplete combustion of coke and deficient heat exchange in the cupola stack.
By eliminating the compression of fuel-oxidizer mixtures, the DCGT achieves higher thermal efficiencies in a simplified mechanical structure.
The new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series enables Verari to achieve even greater thermal efficiencies delivering superior density and reliability in datacenters throughout the world.

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