Question Paper: Power Plant Engineering Question Paper - December 2016 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 7) - Mumbai University (MU)
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Power Plant Engineering - December 2016

MU Mechanical Engineering (Semester 7)

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INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

write a short note any four Q1.(a,b,c,d,e)

1(a) Half Life 5 marks

1(b) Run-off river plant 5 marks

1(c) Combined hydro and thermal power plant 5 marks

1(d) Waste disposal of nuclear power plant 5 marks

1(e) Economic load sharing 5 marks

2(a) Explain the following terms in details:
i) Connected load
ii) Diversity factor
iii) Plant capacity factor
iv) Plant use factor and v) Deman factor
5 marks

2(b) A load curve of power plant follows sinusoidal curve with maximum load of 7 MW and minimum load of 1 MW on 24 hour basis. Find the average load on the plant and plant load factors. 5 marks

3(a) Explain in Detail the components of nuclear power plant. 5 marks

3(b) Explain pumped storage hydro-power plant with neat sketch and 5 marks

3(c) Draw general and T-S diagram of intercooled gas turbine 5 marks

4(a) The data of river fo 12 month at a Hydel plant site is given below.

Month jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
Discharge  in millions of m3per months 1500 1200 900 600 300 2100 3000 3600 3000 2400 2100 1800
Draw the hydrograph and flow duration curve if available water need is 90 meters. Find power available for 90% turbine efficiency and 95% generator efficiency. 5 marks

4(b) Discuss different methods to improve the efficiency of Basic Gas Turbine cycle. 5 marks

5(a) With neat sketch explain combined cycle power generation with merits and demerits. 5 marks

5(b) Explain coal handling system in Detail. 5 marks

write a short note any four Q6.(i, ii, iii,iv, v)

6(i) Dust collectors. 5 marks

6(ii) Rainfall measurements. 5 marks

6(iii) Base and Peak load plants. 5 marks

6(iv) Application of diesel plants. 5 marks

6(v) Tariff Methods 5 marks

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