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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Work-Integrated Learning Programmes Division


Second Semester 2011-2012
Course Handout
Course No.
Course Title

: PEAB ZC314
: Power Plant Engineering

Course Description
Classification of power plant, component and layout of thermal, nuclear, hydro power
plants, site selection of various power plants, combined cycle power plants, MHD,
economics of power generation, economics of loading power stations, load curve analysis,
load factor, diversity factor, power plant instrumentation and controls
Scope and Objective
The scope of the course will be defined by significant contemporary technological,
environmental and economic issues in power plant generation, from the standpoint of
sustainable development. The objective of the course will be technologies for power
generation and technical criteria for equipment selection with emphasis on energy efficiency
and environmental protection.
Prescribed Text Book
T1. Nag, P. K, Power Plant Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, 3rd Ed., 2008.
Reference Books
R1: El-Wakil, Mohamed Mohamed, Power Plant Technology, McGraw Hill, 1984.
R2: Duffie, J.A., Solar Energy Thermal Process, W- Intersciences, New York, 1991.
Reference 247 e-Books: http://ebooks.bits-pilani.ac.in/
R3: Wood, J., Nuclear Power, IET,2007.
R4: Kalogirou, S.A., Solar Energy Engineering: Process and Systems, Academic Press, 2009.
Course Plan
Plan of Lecture and Self Study
Lect.
Topics
No
1
Sources of energy & Types of
power plants
2

Gas Turbine power plant

Gas Turbine power plant

Gas Turbine power plant

Steam power plant

Learning objectives

Reference to
Text Book
T1 Chapter 1,
&Lect. Slides

Energy Scenario, various sources of


energy, types of power generation
systems
Introduction to gas turbine power T1
Chapter
plant, Cycle.
11.9
Modified Gas turbine cycle analysis T1 Chapter3
&Lect. Slides
Components, gas turbine fuels, T1
Chapter
materials
11.10 -12
Introduction to steam power plant, T1
Chapter

Steam power plant

Steam power plant

Steam power plant

9
10

Nuclear power plant

11

Nuclear power plant

12

Power plant building and


layout

13

Hydro power plant

14

Solar, wind, tidal and


geothermal energy
Solar, wind, tidal and
geothermal energy
Sharing of load and economics
of power generation

15
16

17

Power Plants instrumentation


and control

18
Evaluation Scheme:
EC No Components
1.
Assignment I
2.
Assignment II
3.
Compre. Exam

layout of steam plant


Analysis of simple and modified
steam cycle, reheating of steam,
regeneration, super critical power
cycle
Components of steam power plants,
steam generators: basic type of
steam
generator,
circulation,
economizer, superheater.
Components of steam power plants,
type of condenser and circulating
water system : feed water heaters,
cooling towers
Tutorial on Lect1 to 8
Introduction to nuclear power
plant, Fundamentals of nuclear
power generation.
Type of nuclear power plant, major
components
Power plant building and layout,
gas loop, feed water system, piping
system,
Introduction, advantage,
disadvantage, hydro thermal mix,
selection of site, hydrology,
hydrograph, selection of turbine
Wind, tidal and geothermal energy

2.1 -2.4
T1
Chapter
2.5-2.9& 2.12

T1 Chapter
6.1 -6.6

T1
Chapter
8.1-8.7

T1
Chapter
9.1-9.2,9.14
T1 Chapter
9.15-19.21
T1 Chapter
2.15
& Lect. Slides
T1 Chapter
10.1-10.6

T1 Chapter 13
&Lect. Slides
Wind, tidal and geothermal energy
T1 Chapter 13
MHD
&Lect. Slides
Load duration curve, Sharing of T1
Chapter
load and economics of power 1.1-1.6.
generation
Power Plants instrumentation and
Lect. Slides
control
Tutorial on Lect 10 to 17

Duration
---3 Hours

Weightage
20%
20%
60%

Nature
Take Home
Take Home
40% Closed book
20% Open Book

Date

Instructor-in-Charge