Diesel power plant POWER PLANT ENGINEERING NAME: RISHABH KUMAR ENR No. 120260119116 BE Mech 5th SEM KALOL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KALOL
Power plant engineering Diesel power plant INTRODUCTION : 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 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.
Applications of diesel power plant They are used as central station for small or medium power supplies. They can be used as stand-by plants to hydro-electric power plants and steam power plants for emergency services. They can be used as peak load plants in combinations with thermal or hydro-plants. They are quite suitable for mobile power generation and are widely used in transportation systems such as automobiles, railways, air planes and ships. Now-a-days power cut has become a regular feature for industries. The only solution to tide over this difficulty is to install diesel generating sets.
DIESEL ENGINE power plant
FIELD OF USE The diesel electric power-plants are chiefly used in the fields mentioned below. 1. Peak load plant: The diesel plants are used in combination with thermal or hydro-plants as peak load plants. This plant is particularly preferable as peak load plant as it can be started quickly and it has no standby losses as in the case of thermal plants where boilers always must be kept hot. 2. Mobile plants : Mobile diesel plants mounted on skids or trailers can be used for temporary or emergency purposes such as for supplying power to large civil engineering works for supplementing electricity supply systems that are temporarily short of power. 3. Stand-by Units : This can be used as a standby unit to supply part load when required. For example, this can be used with hydro-plant as stand-by unit. If the water available is not sufficient due to reduced rainfall, a diesel station supply power in parallel with hydro-station. The use is made temporarily till the water is available to take the full load.
4. Emergency plant: The plants used for emergency purposes are at to standby units, normally idle but are used where power interruption would mean financial loss or danger in key industrial processes, tunnel lighting and operating rooms of hospitals. They are also used for telecommunication and water supply under emergency conditions. 5. Nursery station: When the diesel plant is used to supply the power to a small town in the absence of main grid and which can be moved to another area which needs power on a small scale when the main grid is available is known as "Nursery Station". The main grid cannot extend to every corner of the country till there is enough load. Many times the extension of grid is not possible due to
- Summer '16
- Mechanical Engineering, Internal combustion engine, Diesel engine, Fuel injection, Diesel power