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USF Energy Production Systems Engineering Course EIN 4933, EIN 6936

The Purpose of the Energy Production Systems Engineering Course is to provide an overview of the electric power generation process and the role the engineer plays in the power generation process. This course will provide information on the various equipment types, plant process systems and technologies needed for electric power generation. This course will also present some of the engineering tasks performed by the power plant engineer. Field trips to power generation facilities are provided as part of this course. Below are course materials.  More materials will be posted as they become available.

Instructor Information

 

Thomas Howard Blair, P.E.

Email: tom@thomasblairpe.com or thblair@tecoenergy.com

Phone: (813) 630-7008, cell (813) 245-5842

Fax: (813) 630-6930

Office Hours:  by appointment

Website: http://www.thomasblairpe.com/ppe.htm 

Text Book: Energy Production Systems Engineering, Thomas H. Blair, P.E. (Draft copies will be provided to students by instructor).

Energy Production Systems Engineering - News Articles for possible project material

News Article - Greenhouse Gases and Efficiency.

News Article - Greenhouse Gas Fuel of the Future?

News Article - Tech could reduce coal facilities' emissions.

News Article - Plans for at least 8 clean coal plants hit snags.

News Article - Plans for at least 8 clean coal plants hit snags.

News Article - Florida Develops Renewable Fuel Sources.

News Article - Keeping a Checklist on Safety.

News Article - Nuclear Plants Become a Factor in Elections:

Energy Production Systems Engineering - Course Materials

Course Flyer

Course Syllabus 

Project requirements - PLEASE SUBMIT PROJECT BY DUE DATE.  Project is worth 25% of your grade (25 total points). Projects submitted late will be assessed 1 point per day late

Mid-term Exam Answers   

Final Exam Answers  

Course Survey Form - Voluntary and anonymous - please consider filling out this form and emailing back to me for improvement of future class material and presentations.

Tour of Bend Station, Coal Fired Power Plant
        13031 Wyandotte Road
       
Apollo Beach, FL 33572

        Enter at Gate 50.

        Will need photo ID, Closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt.

        Plant will provide safety glasses, hard hats and hearing protection (but if you have your own, fell free to bring and use)
        Map to Facility

Tour of Second Power Station
        Details to be posted here when complete.

Derivation of real and reactive power transfer from generator to transmission system

Derivation of how a two element watt meter can be used to determine 3 phase power on a 3 phase, 3 wire system

Sample Midterm Exam & Answers

Sample Final Exam & Answers

Arc Flash Calculation Example

One line diagram Mode 1

One line diagram Mode 2

TCC curve for SS6

TCC curve for SS7

TCC curve for SS8

IEEE 1585 Arc flash calculation results Mode 1

IEEE 1585 Arc flash calculation results Mode 2

Thermocouple Table

ANSI Instrument ID Standard Table

Energy Production Systems Engineering Dates & Presentation Materials

 

01/11/12 Presentation 1 (Handout) Introduction to Energy Production Systems & Safety

01/11/12 Presentation 1 (Slideshow) Introduction to Energy Production Systems & Safety

01/18/12 Presentation 2 (Handout)  Steam Power Plants, Steam Fundamentals, Plant Design, Boilers & Steam Generators, Boiler Auxiliaries

01/18/12 Presentation 2 (Slideshow)  Steam Power Plants, Steam Fundamentals, Plant Design, Boilers & Steam Generators, Boiler Auxiliaries

01/25/12 Presentation 3 (Handout)  Nuclear Plant Systems, Fission Theory, Steam Supply, Operation & Maintenance, Reactor Safety

01/25/12 Presentation 3 (Slideshow)  Nuclear Plant Systems, Fission Theory, Steam Supply, Operation & Maintenance, Reactor Safety

02/01/12 Presentation 4 (Handout)  Nuclear Plant Systems, Cooling Towers, Water Treatment

02/01/12 Presentation 4 (Slideshow)  Nuclear Plant Systems, Cooling Towers, Water Treatment

02/01/12 Homework #1 Due

02/08/12 Presentation 5 (Handout)  Prime Movers, Steam Turbines, Gas Turbines, Hydraulic Turbines, Reciprocating Engines

02/08/12 Presentation 5 (Slideshow)  Prime Movers, Steam Turbines, Gas Turbines, Hydraulic Turbines, Reciprocating Engines

02/08/12 Homework #2 Due

02/15/12 Presentation 6 (Handout)  Plant Electric Systems, AC Generator and Protection, In Plant Distribution System

02/15/12 Presentation 6 (Slideshow)  Plant Electric Systems, AC Generator and Protection, In Plant Distribution System

02/15/12 Homework #3 Due

02/22/12 Presentation 7 (Handout)  Plant Electric Systems, Transformers and Protection

02/22/12 Presentation 7 (Slideshow)  Plant Electric Systems, Transformers and Protection

02/22/12 Homework #4 Due

02/29/12 Review for Midterm Exam & Project Summary Due

03/07/12 MIDTERM EXAM (6PM 9PM). Exam Answers (will be posted after all exams received)

03/14/12 Spring Break - NO SCHEDULED CLASS

03/21/12 Field Trip #1 Details to be posted

03/28/12 Presentation 8 (Handout)  Plant Electrical System, In Plant Distribution System

03/28/12 Presentation 8 (Slideshow)  Plant Electrical System, In Plant Distribution System

04/04/12 Presentation 9 (Handout)  Plant Electrical System, AC Motors and Applications, Cable & Busway Applications

04/04/12 Presentation 9 (Slideshow)  Plant Electrical System, AC Motors and Applications, Cable & Busway Applications

04/07/12 Field Trip #2 Details to be posted

04/07/12 Homework #5 Due

04/11/12 Presentation 10 (Handout)  Instrumentation & Control, Plant Instruments, Combustion Control, Burner Management

04/11/12 Presentation 10 (Slideshow)  Instrumentation & Control, Plant Instruments, Combustion Control, Burner Management

04/11/12 Homework #6 Due

04/18/12 Review for Final Exam

04/18/12 Project Due by midnight - Projects submitted late will be assessed 1 point per day late! Please do not submit late!

04/18/12 Homework #7 Due

04/25/12 FINAL EXAM. Exam Answers (will be posted after all exams received)

Energy Production Engineering - Miscellaneous Materials

SteamTab Companion - Steam Table calculator to determine properties of water and steam.

Steam Tables - Steam Tables for saturated and superheated steam.  

Mollier Diagrams - Mollier Diagram showing properties of water / steam.

NIOSH Arc Flash Video - Electrical safety video presented in class.  This video provides information about arc flashes.  

IEEE Device Numbers and Functions - IEEE defined device numbers and function description.    

ANSI and IEC - Standard Thermocouple Color Code System (Info provided by Omega)   

Energy Production Engineering - Homework Materials -
The homework is our practical application learning tool and peer review and feedback is strongly encouraged.  I strongly encourage students to review their homework with other students and to provide me with early copy so I can review and provide feedback well before due date.  Homework submitted before due date can be re-submitted for better grade as long as re-submit is by due date. 
You can email your homework to me at
tom@thomasblairpe.com or thblair@tecoenergy.com

Answer PDF will be replaced with Solution PDF with worked out Answers day after homework is due.

 

Homework 1 (PDF Format) Introduction and Electrical Safety (Due 02/01/11)

Homework 1 (WORD Format) - Introduction and Electrical Safety (Due 02/01/11)

Homework 1 Answers - Introduction and Electrical Safety

Homework 2 (PDF Format) - Steam Generators

Homework 2 (WORD Format) - Steam Generators

Homework 2 Answers - Steam Generators

Homework 3 (PDF Format) - Nuclear Plant Systems

Homework 3 (WORD Format) - Nuclear Plant Systems

Homework 3 Answers - Nuclear Plant Systems

Homework 4 (PDF Format) - Prime Movers

Homework 4 (WORD Format) - Prime Movers

Homework 4 Answers - Prime Movers

Homework 5 (PDF Format) - Plant Electric System Part I  

Homework 5 (WORD Format) - Plant Electric System Part I  

Homework 5 Answers - Plant Electric System  Part I

Homework 6 (PDF Format) - Plant Electric System Part II  

Homework 6 (WORD Format) - Plant Electric System Part II  

Homework 6 Answers - Plant Electric System  Part II

Homework 7 (PDF Format) - Instrumentation and Control  

Homework 7 (WORD Format) - Instrumentation and Control  

Homework 7 Answers - Instrumentation and Control

 

 

Copyright 2011 - Thomas Blair, January 10, 2012

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