Course Title: 
Power Plant Instrumentation
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Power Plant Instrumentation' is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

Introduction: Importance of Instrumentation and control in power generation, piping and instrumentation diagrams. Instrumentation and control in water circuit: boiler feed water circulation, measurements, controls, impurities in water and steam. Instrumentation and control in air-fuel circuit: measurements, controls, analytical measurements. Turbine monitoring and control: classification of turbines, instrumentation and control points of view, principal parts of turbines, turbine steam inlet system, turbine measurements, turbine control system, lubrication for turbo-alternator, turbo alternator cooling system. Basic principles of a nuclear plant. Nuclear power plant training simulator project. Design concepts of instrumentation and control of CWR, PWR and BWR reactors (different examples).Operator/Plant communication systems, main control systems, safety and safety related systems. Role of Instrumentation in hydroelectric power plant. Regulation and monitoring of voltage and frequency of output power. Pollution and effluent monitoring and control. Energy management. Electrical substation controls. Plant safety and redundancies of non conventional power plants. Diesel generator controls. Laboratory Practice: Simulation of intelligent control strategies in instrumentation, SCADA and so on.

  • K. Krishnaswamy, M. PonniBala, “Power Plant Instrumentation”, PHI Learning Private limited, New Delhi, 2011.
  • David Lindsley, “Power Plant Control and Instrumentation, The Control of Boilers and HRSG systems”, IEE Control Engineering Series 2000.
  • Philip Kiameh, “Power Plant Instrumentation and Controls”, McGraw Hill Education, 2014.
  • Singh S K, “Industrial Instrumentation and control” Tata- McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. 2009.
  • Nuclear power plant instrumentation and control, A guidebook, International atomic energy agency Vienna, 1984(online resource).
  • David Linsley, “Power plant control and instrumentation: The control of boilers and HRSG system”, Institution of Electrical Engineers,. 2000.