For a gas turbine power plant identify the correct pair of statements Gate mechanical engineering 2014

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For a gas turbine power plant, identify the correct pair of statements. (Gate mechanical engineering 2014)

P. Smaller in size compared to steam power plant for same power output Starts quickly compared to steam power plant 
 R. Works on the principle of Rankine cycle 
 S. Good compatibility with solid fuel
(A) P, Q 
(B) R, S 
(C) Q, R 
(D) P, S


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(A) P, Q 

Steam power plants are bulky due to presence of boiler and condenser. Gas turbines are compact, as compressors and turbines are coupled on a common shaft. In steam power plants, boiler takes lot of time to get started, as compared to Gas Turbines. 

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