The second edition of this text presents an overview of power generation and discusses the different types of equipment used in a steam thermal power generation unit.
The book describes various conventional and non-conventional energy sources. It elaborates on the instrumentation and control of water-steam and fuel-air flue gas circuits along with optimization of combustion. The text also deals with the power plant management system including the combustion process, boiler efficiency calculation, and maintenance and safety aspects. In addition, the book explains Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as well as turbine monitoring and control.
This book is designed for the undergraduate students of electronics and instrumentation engineering and electrical and electronics engineering.
• A new chapter on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation is added, which elaborates how electricity is generated in a Nuclear Power Plant.
• Includes numerous figures to clarify the concepts.
• Gives a number of worked-out problems to help students enhance their learning skills.
• Provides chapter-end exercises to enable students to test their understanding of the subject.