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Course Detail

Course Name Power Plant Instrumentation
Course Code 15EEE352
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Credits Campus: Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018


Unit 1

Introduction to Unit operation and Unit Process: Material and Energy Balance. Significance of Instrumentation and layout of thermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, gas turbine, solar, wind Power plants.

Instrumentation and Equipments of Various Unit Operations: Evaporation, Distillation, leaching, Gas Absorption, Heat exchangers, Humidification and Dehumidification, Drying, Size Reduction, Crystallization, Mixing.

Unit 2

Boiler Instrumentation and Optimization: Combustion control, 3 element drum level control, steam pressure, oxygen / CO / CO2 – flue gases control, furnace draft, boiler interlocks, SCADA controls – Boiler inspection and safety procedures.

Turbine Instrumentation and Control: Valve actuation, auto-start up, start up and shut down, thermal stress control, condition monitoring and Power Distribution Instrumentation. Auxiliary control of water treatment plant, Electrostatic Precipitator and Oil Automation System.

Unit 3

Automation: Thermal power plant, Boiler Automation – Diagnostic Functions and Protection – Digital Electro – Hydraulic Governor, Man-Machine Interface – Graphic Display of Automated Power plant.

Text Books / References

  • McCabe W. L, Smith J, Peter Harriot, “Unit operation of chemical Engineering”, Seventh Rev Edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, 2005.
  • Popovic and Bhatkar, “Distributed Computer control in Industrial automation”, Second Edition, CRC Press, 1990.


B. G. Liptak, “Instrument Engineers Handbook: Process Measurement and Analysis”, Third Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, 1995.

‘Power Plant Instrumentation’ is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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