An Introduction to Power Plant Technology
- Author G.D. Rai
- ISBN: 978-93-87394-09-4
The treatment of the book begins with fundamentals and develops in a way that allows the practical man as well as the student to expand his knowledge progressively. It is manifestly impossible to deal completely with all phases of this far-reaching subject in a book that is designed primarily as a text book. The author has therefore confined himself strictly in the mechanical engineering features of power plants, leaving to other standard works on the subject structural and electrical considerations. The book is written in 18 chapters. In dealing with the power plant system the text has been divided into 9 major parts. (I) General (II) Steam power plants (III) Hydro power plants (IV) Nuclear power plants (V) Internal combustion plants (VI) Non conventional power plants (VII) Power station economics (VIII) Energy Storage (IX) Environmental aspects of power generation. It is regretted, however that despite careful scrutining of the proofs, several printing mistakes have nevertheless remained in the book. If such mistakes are pointed out by readers, the same will be gratefully received. The author sincerely hope that readers of the text will be benefited from approach presented and will oblige with useful suggestions.
|Table of Contents|
|Table of Contents||*An introduction to the sources of energy *Thermodynamics of power plants *Basic principles of siting and design of steam power stations *Fuels and combustion *Fuel, ash and dust handling *Fuel burning systems *The boiler plant *Steam turbines and condensing plants *Instrumentation and control of steam power stations *Elements of hydrological computation (hydrology) *Hydro electric power plants *Nuclear power stations *Diesel power plants *Gas turbine power plants *Non-conventional power generation *Power plant economics *Energy storage *Environmental aspects of power generation (pollution and its control) *Energy conservation|