Short Title:Power Generation
Full Title:Power Generation
Module Code:PGEN H2002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:NOEL CLEARY
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to carry out an elementary analysis of the performance of large scale thermo-electric power generation plant as used by utilities, industry and large commercial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of a Rankine cycle steam power plant.
LO2 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of an open cycle gas turbine power plant.
LO3 Carry out simple calculations to evaluate the performance of gas turbine, steam turbine and combined cycles.
LO4 Describe combined heat and power plant installations including district heating schemes and evaluate the simple payback period for a proposed installation.
LO5 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of a nuclear power plant and review the safety record of the nuclear power industry.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Electricity generating plant
The big picture. Types of generating plant with a review of the roles, advantages and disadvantages of each type of system.
20.00%
Traditional Rankine cycle steam plant
An introduction to a simple ideal steam power cycle and its elements. The application of 1st Law principles to the analysis of the cycle. Factors that influence performance and how performance is improved
25.00%
Gas turbine plant
A introduction to open-cycle gas turbine plant and its elements. The application of 1st Law principles to the analysis of the basic ideal cycle. Factors that influence performance and how performance is improved.
20.00%
Combined heat and power plant
Types of system and associated performance calculations from large district heating to micro- generation A case study of a proposed scheme with a basic analysis for viability
20.00%
Nuclear power plant
A review of the types of systems and their operation and that of each element of the plant. Safety features and a history of major accidents in the nuclear industry
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab practical on Rankine cycle 1,3 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab practical to evaluate performance of a gas turbine 2,3 10.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Case study of a CHP plant 4 10.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment CA on the safety history of the nuclear industry 5 10.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Laboratory Session 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial The application of theory to selected problems 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Yunus Cengel, Michael Boles,, Thermodynamics, 6th ed Ed., USA [ISBN: 9780077366742]
Recommended Book Resources
  • edited by Trevor Letcher 2004, Chemical thermodynamics for industry, Royal Society of Chemistry Cambridge, UK [ISBN: 0 854045910]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory