This book design for the emerging Electrical and Electronics engineers and as per the syllabus of fourth semester course of "EE2252 POWER PLANT ENGINEERING" prescribed by Anna University, Chennai. The approach is very systematic and self-explanatory and the contents are presented in an elegant, comprehensive and lucid fashion with neat diagrams wherever required, so that even the beginners of the subject can have a clear concept on Power Plants, Hydroelectric Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plants, Gas and Diesel Power Plants, and Non-conventional Power Generation. Some of the topics are dealt with elaborately. The units are provided with plenty of review questions and solved problems. The book will surely satisfy the students preparing for the university examinations and preparing whole-heartedly for success in other competitive examinations.
Additional Info
  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-83828-52-4
  • Chapter 1

    Thermal Power Plants Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    In the modern scenario, the need for electricity is increasing very rapidly. Electric power is considered as the heart of any industry. Electricity is used in our day-to-day life for lighting, heating, lifting, and cooking and so on. Therefore, it is necessary to produce electricity in large scale and also economically. The large scale power production could be achieved only by means of suitable power producing units like power plants. The most commonly used power plants are steam/thermal, Gas, Diesel, Hydroelectric and nuclear power plants. The main aspects consider while constructing or designing a power plant is the selection of proper location and appropriate equipments for the plant such that maximum output is achieved. The generated power must also be cost effective, reliable and fairly uninterrupted.
  • Chapter 2

    Hydroelectric Power Plant Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy, accounting for 16 percentage of global electricity generation.
  • Chapter 3

    Nuclear Power Plant Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Nuclear energy has the potential to be a reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly energy source that can contribute to the accessibility of affordable energy services in all interested countries for present and future generations. Any use of nuclear energy should be beneficial, responsible and sustainable, with due regard to the protection of people and the environment, non-proliferation, and security.
  • Chapter 4

    Gas Power Plant Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    The idea of gas turbine is the oldest one, and its working principle is an improved version of the wind mill, which was used several centuries back. In order to achieve an efficient working of the turbine, the movement of gas (or air) is properly controlled and then directed on the blades fixed to the turbine runner. The air under pressure is supplied to the turbine by an air compressor, which is run by the turbine itself.
  • Chapter 5

    Non-Conventional Power Generating Systems Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    In the solar power plant, solar energy is used to generate electricity. Sunrays are focused using concave reflectors on to copper tubes filled with water and painted black outside. The water in the tubes then boils and become steam. This steam is used to drive steam turbine, which in turn causes the generator to work for producing electricity.
  • Chapter 6

    University Question Papers Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    University Question Papers

About the Author