INTRODUCTION: Sources of energy, Type of Power plants. Direct energy conversion system, Energy sources in India, Recent developments in power generation, Combustion of coal, Volumetric analysis, Gravimetric analysis. Flue gas analysis.
Steam power plant: Introduction. General layout of steam power plant, Modern coal. Fired Steam, Steam power plant-Power plant cycle, Fuel Handling, Combustion equipment, Ash handling, Dust collectors.
Steam Generators: Types, Accessories. Feed water heaters, Performance of boiling, Water treatment, Cooling towers. Steam turbines. Compounding of turbines, Steam condensers, Jet and surface condensers.
GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT: Cogeneration. Combined cycle power plant, Analysis, Waste heat recovery, IGCC power plant, Fluidized bed, Combustion, Advantages, Disadvantages
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT: Nuclear physics, Nuclear Reactor, Classification, Types of reactors, Site selection. Method of enriching uranium. Application of nuclear power plant. Nuclear Power Plant Safety: Bi-Product of nuclear power generation, Economics of nuclear power plant, Nuclear power plant in India, Future of nuclear power.
ECONOMICS OF POWER GENERATION: Factors affecting the economics, Loading factors, Utilization factor, Performance and operating characteristics of power plant, Point economic load sharing, Depreciation. Energy rate, Criteria for optimum loading. Specific economic energy problem
POWER PLANT INSTRUMENTATIONS: Classification, Pressure measuring instrument, Temperature measurement and Flow Measurement, Analysis of combustion gases, Pollution types, Methods of control.
- Nuclear Power Plant Engineering/ James H. Rust/Haralson Publishing Company.
- Powr Plant Technology / Mohamed Mohamed El-Wakil /Tata McGraw Hill
- Thermal Engineering in Power Systems/R.S Amano, B. Sunden/WIT Press
- Power Plant Engineering / P.K.Nag / TMH
- Power Plant Engineering / R.K.Rajput/ Lakshmi Publications.
- Power Plant Engineering / P.C.Sharma/ Kotearia Publications.