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B.E.lB.Tech.DEGREEEXAMINATION.MAY/ruNE 2007.
Seventh Semester
Mechanical Engineering
ME 432 -

POWER PLANT ENGINEERING


Maximum : 100 marks

Time : Three hours


Answer ALL questions.

Approved charts and tables permitted for use.

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PARTA-(10 x2=20 marks)


A diesel power plant is rated 30 MWe. Indicate the probable heat rate and
thermal efficienciesat full load.

2.

What is an aeroderivative gas turbine power plant?

3.

Indicate typical steam pressure and temperature of a 210 MWe rated coal
fueled thermal power piant.

4.

Indicate the constituents of a typical FBC boiler bed.

5.

Indian coalsare inferior to imported coals.Elaborate.

6.

Indicate the types of burners employed for pulverised coals in the thermal
power plants.

7 .,

Name the major indices of performance of a power boiler.

8.

Indicate the usefuiness of a load curve of, say, an utility like TNEB.

9.

Indicate the types of Nuclear power plants that are operational in India
exciuding the prototype units.

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10" Indicate the two major nuclear power plant catastrophes the globe has
witnessed.
PARTB-(5x16=80marks)
11.

(a)

{i)

Discussthe constructionand working of an energy efficient modern


(12)
C.I. engine power plant with an illustration.

(ii)

If one such plant is rated 36 MWe, give a typical Sankey diagram of


(4)
enerry balance for at full load.

Or

(b)

Turbine combined
Give the schematic of a Gas Turbine and steam
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.y.lu po*ur plant and discussits features'
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Give a brief note on integrated gasifier cornbined
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coal fuel.

(i)
(ii)

72. (a)

(i)

Givetheschematicofahighpressurepowerboilerunitanddiscuss
(12)
its working features.
the working fluid
Briefly indieate how the criticatrities of water as
(4)
affect the performance of a thermal power plant'

(ii)

Or
and discuss its
Depict a circulating fluidised bed boiler schematic
(L2)
working.

(i)

13. (a) (i)


(ii)

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charge in power
Indicate the merits of fluidisation of the boiler
(4)
plant systems.
thermal power plant
Give a note on the following pollutants of a
(12)
and COz'
and their control methodologiesof NO*, SO*'

(ii)

Brieflydiscussaboutbalanceddraughtinginsteampowerplant
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systems.

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(b)

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(b)(i)Discusstheorganisationofatypicalcoalmillingsystemforthe2l0
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MWe thermal !o*"" plant with an illustration'
power plan!
(ii) Give a brief note on dry type cooling towers for
(4)
aPPlications'
and maintenance
Outline the scheme of feed water quality control
14. (a) (i)
higher with
and
in thermal Power Plants of size 220 MW"
(r2)
illustrations'
a power plant
(ii) Indicate the major built-in safety regulations of
(4)
steam generator system and briefly discuss'

G)

(i)

Or

The following data pertain to a power plant :60Vo;


Loadfactor:70Vo;Capacityfactor:50Vo;Usefactor
Peak load 20 MW'
Calculate the following quantities :
(1)

peak load
The reserve capacity over and above the
The duration of the plant not in service'

(]2)

co, recorders'
Briefly explain about the working principle of

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(3)
(ii)

Annual electricity generation

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15. (a) ti)

reactor Power
Discuss the features of a boiling water nuclear fission
plant rvith an illustration. Does India has such Plants in oPeration?

(12)

(ii)

Indicate the status of nuclear power generation in India'

(4)

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(ii)

nuclear
Discuss the construction and working of a typieal gas cooled
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frssion reactor power plant with an illustration indicating
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rnerits and demerits of a gas being used as the coolant.
generation?
what is a closed nuclear fuel cycle in nuclear power
G)
Briefly discuss.

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