Category: Generating Stations

Gas Turbine Power Plant

Gas Turbine Power Plant: A generating station which employs gas turbine as the prime mover for the generation of electrical energy is known as a gas turbine power plant In a gas turbine power plant, air is used as the working fluid. The air is compressed by the compressor and is led to the combustion […]

Nuclear Power Station

Nuclear Power Station: A generating station in which nuclear energy is converted into electrical energy is known as a nuclear power station. In nuclear power station, heavy elements such as Uranium (U235) or Thorium (Th232) are sub­jected to nuclear fission in a special apparatus known as a reactor. The heat energy thus released is utilised […]

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: The overall Steam Turbine Efficiency 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 avoided. It is because heat energy cannot […]

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 […]