DIESEL POWER PLANTA Diesel power station (also known as Stand-by power station) uses a diesel engine as prime moverfor the generation of electrical energy.This power station is generally compact and thus can be located where it is actually required. This kind of power station can be used to produce limited amounts of electrical energy. In most countries these power stations are used as emergency supplystations.Diesel power plants are divided into two main classes: stationary and mobile. Stationary diesel power plants use four-stroke diesel engines (less frequently, two-stroke diesel engines), with power ratings of 110, 220, 330, 440, and 735 kilowatts (kW). Stationary diesel power plants are classed as average in their power rating if the rating does not exceed 750 kW; large diesel power plants can have a power rating of 2,200 kW or moreA generating station in which diesel engine is used as the prime mover for the generation of electrical energy is known as diesel power plant.Diesel power plants produce power in the range of 2 to 50 MW.They are used as standby sets for continuity of supply such as hospitals, telephone exchanges, radio stations, cinema theatres and industries.
They are suitable for mobile power generation and widely used in railways , submarine &ships.OperationThe diesel burns inside the engine and the combustion process moves a fluid that turns the engine shaft and drives the alternator. The alternator in turn, converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.This type of electricity generating power station will probably be used a long time into the future, due to a need for reliable stand-by electrical source for emergency situations.However, diesel power plants emit greenhouse gases that pollute the environment and also require frequent servicing.
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Algebra, Internal combustion engine, Coal, Electricity generation, Power station, Diesel Power Plant