MET 401 Chapter 1 -_introduction_to_power_plantsPresentation 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