Hydrological data – capacity and type -selection – General layout and types of hydroelectric Power Plants.
Steam power plant layout and components – steam generators – functions of feed water heaters- super heaters–air Preheaters – economizers and re-heaters.
Combustion equipment and firing methods- Fuel bed combustion, Mechanical Stokers, Pulverized Coal firing system, Fluidized Bed Combustion, Cyclone furnace, Coal gasifiers. Ash and Dust handling systems Types of condensers – cooling towers – Water treatment methods
Cogeneration. Elementary treatment of combined cycle power generation.
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.
General components of Nuclear reactors – types of reactors – location safety and economics of nuclear plants – comparison with thermal power plants.
Economics of power plant operation – variable load operation and economics.