Diesel Power Station

Diesel Power Station: A generating station in which diesel engine is used as the prime mover for the generation of electrical energy is known as diesel power station. In a diesel power station, diesel engine is used as the prime mover. The diesel burns inside the engine and the products of this combustion act as the “working fluid” […]

Hydroelectric Power Station

Hydroelectric Power Station: A Generating station which utilizes the potential energy of water at a high level for the generation of electrical energy is known as a Hydroelectric Power Station Hydroelectric Power Station stations are generally located in hilly areas where dams can be built conve­niently and large water reservoirs can be obtained. In a Hydroelectric […]

Steam Turbine Efficiency

Steam Turbine Efficiency: Steam Turbine Efficiency – The overall efficiency of a steam power station is quite low (about 29%) due mainly to two reasons. Firstly, a huge amount of heat is lost in the condenser and secondly heat losses occur at various stages of the plant. The heat lost in the condenser, cannot be […]

Schematic Arrangement of Steam Power Station

Schematic Arrangement of Steam Power Station: Although steam power station simply involves the conversion of heat of coal combustion into electri­cal energy, yet it embraces many arrangements for proper working and efficiency. The schematic arrangement of a modern steam power station is shown in Fig. 2.1. The whole arrangement can be divided into the following […]

Introduction to Generating Station

Introduction to Generating Station: Introduction to Generating Station – In this modern world, the dependence on electricity is so much that it has become a part and parcel of our life. The ever increasing use of electric power for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes necessitates to provide bulk electric power economically. This is achieved with […]