MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES|
|Course Unit Code||MOE511|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Elective Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
Introductory aspects for power generation: Principles of fluidmechanics, thermodynamics, combustion and emissions/pollution, and heattransfer. Fuels (Heavy fuel oil, Coal, natural gas,) properties, availability,storage/transport and applications.
Thermal power plants: Components and differenttypes of gas turbines (closed circuit, open circuit). Basic processes in gasturbines (atmospheric air characteristics, compression, combustion andexpansion). Performance analysis of gasturbines, using simple analysis of an open-circuit gas turbine. Components andtypes of the combined-cycle power plants. Basic processes in the combined-cycle power plants. Performance analysisof a combined-cycle plant, using an open-circuit gas turbine, aninterconnecting heat exchanger and a superheat steam turbine. Different typesof Internal Combustion Engines for power generation. Basic processes in thereciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (Otto and Diesel). Performance analysis of a high power outputDiesel engine.
Energy balance analysis and performancecharacteristics of thermal power plants: Conservation of mass andenergy for control volume. Steady state and transient state analyses of controlvolumes. Energy balance and calculation of the thermal efficiency of gasturbine, steam turbine and combined-cycle. Pressure drops in the variouscomponents of power plants and effects. Improvement of performance viatechnical and operation modifications and quantify the associated effects onperformance. Synthesis of modificationsrelated with heat exchangers, reheat cycles and other developments.
Other aspects of power generation technologies: Distributed powergeneration. Energy storage technologies. Environmental pollution, emissionsreduction technologies, carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies.Environmental legislation and imposed penalties on pollutant emissions.Economical feasibility of different power generation technologies.
Synchronous Generators: Introductionto Synchronous Machines, Three-phase generation, Equivalent circuit, real andreactive power control, loading capability diagram, heating limits, 2-axismachine model, voltage equations, transient and sub transient effects,short-circuit currents, connection to grid requirements.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||The course isdelivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computerpresentations. Possible visits at local power plants for demonstration ofdifferent types of gas turbines, steam turbines, combined-cycle power plantsand internal combustion engines. Lecture notes and presentations are availablethrough the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks.|
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|Language of instruction||English|