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    MET 401  Chapter 1 -_introduction_to_power_plants MET 401 Chapter 1 -_introduction_to_power_plants Presentation Transcript

    • INTRODUCTION TO POWER PLANT MET 401POWER PLANT ENGINEERING DR. TAIB ISKANDAR MOHAMAD
    • What are power plants? A power plant is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power Also called generating station, power station, or powerhouse The most important component in power stations is a generator, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power by creating relative motion between a magnetic field and a conductor. The energy source harnessed to turn the generator varies widely depending on price, availability and technology.
    • Many sources ofenergy for powerplant:• Thermal• Nuclear• Hydrokinetic• Wave• Tidal• Geothermal• Solar The Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, a boiling water reactor nuclear power plant.
    • Thermal power plant (Natural gas/Fuel Oil)
    • Thermal Power Plant (Coal)
    • Thermal Power Plant (Nuclear)
    • Thermal Power Plant (Gas Turbine)
    • Thermal Power Plant (Diesel)
    • Thermal Power Plant (Geothermal)
    • Solar Thermal Power Plant
    • Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant
    • Wind Energy Power plant
    • Hydrokinetic Power Plant
    • Fundamental concept of power plant Energy Useful Process Source powerFossil fuelsSolarHydro Power cyclesGeothermal Electricity Electric GeneratorNuclearWind