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
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.
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.