COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Power Plant Engineering
Course Code: 
15MEC255
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Power Plant Engineering' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Hydrological data - capacity and type -selection - General layout and types of hydro electric Power Plants.

General layout of diesel power plant and their components - Types of plant layouts - comparison of diesel plant with thermal plant.

Comparison and types of gas turbine power plants and their components, combined gas and steam power plants - Advantages of gas turbine plant over diesel and thermal plants.

Unit 2

General components of Nuclear reactors - types of reactors - location safety and economics of nuclear plants - comparison with thermal power plants.

Steam power plant layout and components - Modern steam generators - types - functions of super heater - Preheater - economizer and air heater.

Unit 3

Fuels and combustion - Fuel preparation and burning, grates, burners draft, combustion calculations, Boiler Trial, Fuel handling systems, Ash handling methods, Gas cleaning methods and dust collection.

Types of condensers - cooling towers - Water treatment methods

Economics of power plant operation - Instrumentation and control - variable load operation and economics.

  • El Wakil M. M. - ‘Power Plant Technology’ – McGraw Hill - 2010 - 5th Edition
  • Nagpal G. R. - ‘Power Plant Engineering’ - Khanna Publishers - 1998
  • Morse F. T. – ‘Power Plant Engineering’ - D. Van Nostrand Company Inc, - 1989
  • Joel Weisman and Roy Eckart – ‘Modern Power Plant Engineering’ - Prentice Hall - 2002