Course: Power Plant Design

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Course title Power Plant Design
Course code KKE/PTC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Křenek Vladimír, Ing.
Course content
Topics of lectures according to weeks : 1. Introduction, history of power plants 2. Fossil fuels, basic characteristics of fuels, nuclear fuels, renewable sources of energy 3. Basic types of thermal power plants, condensing power plants, heating and power plants, power plants with gas turbines and combined cycle power plants ( basic layouts and diagrams, locating new power plants ) 4. Transport of fuels to classical and nuclear power plants, basic principles of cooling systems, transport of ash from power plants 5. Design phases, investment plants, design documentation, impact of ecological legislation on design, design documentation law 6. Auxiliary units for power plants : water treatment plants, condensate treatment plants, water pumping stations basic principles of cooling systems 7. Boiler houses, fuel preparation, mills, coal bunkers, air fans, flue gas fans, flue gas ducts, chimneys 8. Thermal treatment of feed water, feed water tanks, feed water pump stations 9. Turbine islands with condensers, LP and HP heaters, condensate pumps, vacuum pumps 10.Piping network in power plants, main steam piping, feed water piping, cooling water piping, basic piping components, valves and fittings, thermal insulation, anticorrosion coating 11.Operation of power plants, energy consumption characteristics, starting and shut-down cycles of power plant blocks, planning and organization of overhauls 12. Air pollution from power plants, reduction of toxic substances ( flying ash, SOx, NOx, COx pollutants ) produced during fossil fuel combustion, solid and liquid waste from power plants 13. Generation costs of electric energy produced in power plants and power and heating plants and heating plants

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The basic knowledge of hydromechanics and thermodynamics.
samostaně využít teoretických znalostí z oboru mechaniky tekutin, termomechaniky, mechaniky tuhých těles, pružnosti a pevnosti pro řešenía návrhu konkrétních technologických zařízeních
professional skills
samostaně využít teoretických znalostí z oboru mechaniky tekutin, termomechaniky, mechaniky tuhých těles, pružnosti a pevnosti pro řešenía návrhu konkrétních technologických zařízeních
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Students keep in mind basic concepts from thermal and nuclear power engineering and described process designing and planning of thermal and nuclear power plants, with all oparation sets and technological equipments.
teaching methods
Lecture
Practicum
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Recommended literature
  • Kadrnožka. Projektování tepelných elektráren. Praha, 1985.
  • Ladislav Vilimec. Řízení a regulace energetických zařízení. Ostrava, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1853-5.
  • Schroeder. Dampkraftwerke. Berlin, 1959.
  • Willenbrock, Jack H.; Thomas, Randolph H. Planning, engineering, and construction of electric power generation facilities. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1980. ISBN 0-471-03808-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Nuclear Power Equipment Design (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Winter