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Course Detail

Course Name Power Plant Engineering
Course Code 15MEC255
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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

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