ME8792 – POWER PLANT ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation

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ME8792 – POWER PLANT ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation

POWER PLANT ENGINEERING ME8792 – POWER PLANT ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation

ME8792                         POWER PLANT ENGINEERING                                   L T P C
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OBJECTIVES:

  • Providing an overview of Power Plants and detailing the role of Mechanical Engineers in
    their operation and maintenance.

UNIT I COAL BASED THERMAL POWER PLANTS       9

Rankine cycle – improvisations, Layout of modern coal power plant, Super Critical Boilers,
FBC Boilers, Turbines, Condensers, Steam & Heat rate, Subsystems of thermal power plants –
Fuel and ash handling, Draught system, Feed water treatment. Binary Cycles and Cogeneration
systems.

UNIT II DIESEL, GAS TURBINE AND COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS                                                9

Otto, Diesel, Dual & Brayton Cycle – Analysis & Optimisation. Components of Diesel and Gas
Turbine power plants. Combined Cycle Power Plants. Integrated Gasifier based Combined Cycle
systems.

UNIT III NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS                             9

Basics of Nuclear Engineering, Layout and subsystems of Nuclear Power Plants, Working of
Nuclear Reactors : Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), CANada
Deuterium- Uranium reactor (CANDU), Breeder, Gas Cooled and Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors.
Safety measures for Nuclear Power plants.

UNIT IV POWER FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY           9

Hydro Electric Power Plants – Classification, Typical Layout and associated components including
Turbines. Principle, Construction and working of Wind, Tidal, Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV),
Solar Thermal, Geo Thermal, Biogas and Fuel Cell power systems.

UNIT V ENERGY, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES OF POWER PLANTS                                         9

Power tariff types, Load distribution parameters, load curve, Comparison of site selection criteria,
relative merits & demerits, Capital & Operating Cost of different power plants. Pollution
control technologies including Waste Disposal Options for Coal and Nuclear Power Plants.

                                                       TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:

Upon the completion of this course the students will be able to
CO1 Discuss different power generation methods and boilers and estimate load
curves and load duration curves.
Unit 1
CO2 Explain the layout, construction and working of the components inside a
thermal power plant.
Unit 2
CO3 Explain the layout, construction and working of the components inside
nuclear and hydro electric power plants.
Unit 3
CO4 Explain the layout, construction and working of the components inside
diesel and gas turbine power plants.
Unit 4
CO5 Explain the applications of renewable energy on power plants while extend
their knowledge to power plant economics and environmental hazards and
estimate the costs of electrical energy production.
Unit 5

TEXT BOOK:

  1. Nag. P.K., “Power Plant Engineering”, Third Edition, Tata McGraw – Hill Publishing
    Company Ltd., 2008.

REFERENCES:

  1. El-Wakil. M.M., “Power Plant Technology”, Tata McGraw – Hill Publishing Company Ltd.,
    2010.
  2. Godfrey Boyle, “Renewable energy”, Open University, Oxford University Press in association with the Open University, 2004.
  3. Thomas C. Elliott, Kao Chen and Robert C. Swanekamp, “Power Plant Engineering”, Second Edition, Standard Handbook of McGraw – Hill, 1998.

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