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MEC 568

Power Plant Engineering

Pre-requisite: ME 461

Introduction to Power Plants: energy sources, availability, resources; fundamental combustion processes of solid. Liquid and gaseous fuels. Steam power plants: steam generators, burner designs, auxiliary power station equipment. Diesel and gas turbine plants; Hydroelectric power plants: dams and plant auxiliaries; Nuclear power plants: fuels and nuclear fission, reactor types, nuclear waste; Geothermal power plants; design and operation of equipment; Alternative energy forms: solar, wind, tides, geothermal, hydrogen and biomass; performance and selection of prime movers for small power generating plants; Fundamentals of electrical generators performance and energy distribution systems.

Course Code
MEC 568
Department
Mechanical Engineering
Campus
Sumas University
Level
500 Level, Undergraduate
Instructor
Sumas University Lecturer
Semester
Second Semester
Credit
3 Units
Method
Lecture