project power plant

Topics: Energy, Electricity generation, Electricity, Potential energy, Coal, Cogeneration / Pages: 3 (661 words) / Published: Dec 8th, 2013


A power plant is a facility for the generation of electric power. Power plant is also used to refer to the engine in ships, aircraft and other large vehicles. Some prefer to use the term energy centre because it more accurately describes what the plants do, which is the conversion of other forms of energy, like chemical energy, gravitational potential energy or heat energy into electrical energy.
For example, in the steam power plant, the fuel is burn so that the water inside the boiler chamber produces a large amount of steam which is used to turn the turbine. The turbine is coupled to a generator which is connected to the step-up transformer. To increase the power station efficiency, the steam is cooled in a condenser. The waste heat is carried out via the cooling tower where it returns as cool water to be used in the boiler again.
Practically all power stations have a generator, a rotating machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by creating relative motion between a magnetic field and a conductor. The energy source used to turn the generator varies widely. It depends mainly on what fuels are easily available and the types of technology the power company has.
In this project, students are required to design a power plant which produces 600 MW of power. This project contributes 15% of the overall marks and each group needs to write and submit their report before or by the dateline.
As an engineer, working at a steam power plant, you have received a call from a worker who reported that the moisture content at the exit of the turbine was exceeding its allowed value range. To improve the situation and the plant operation, you were asked to design a power plant which produces 700
MW of power with efficiency of 50%. The moisture content at the exit of the turbine and the net work output from the cycle also need to be

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