Course detail

Machinery of Power Plants

FEKT-CSZEAcad. year: 2019/2020

Students become familiar with the mechanical equipments in Power Engineering. The most important part of the energy devices are energy machines that change the primary forms of energy to other usable forms, as steam boilers, steam turbines, water turbines, etc. Another group of energy machines are transformers that change the parameters of the same type of energy, such as heat exchangers, etc. The main attention is paid to the operating and energy characteristics of these devices, organization of their operation and maintenance, and issues of their effective use. The content of the course builds on the knowledge gained in the subject Technical Mechanics. The subject is a prerequisite for the subjects Nuclear energetic equipments, Electrical Power Generation, Energy use and Term Project.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge concerning mechanical equipment used in power engineering, its operational and energetic characteristics, operation and maintenance.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Raček, J.: Strojní zařízení elektráren.
Raček, J.: Strojní zařízení elektráren. Podklady pro cvičení.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Equipment and devices for material manipulation and transport. Systems for transport of liquids - piping, hydrostatic pumps, hydrodynamic pumps, other pumps. Systems for transport of gases - piping, positive displacement compressors, speed compressors. Hydraulic engines - hydrostatic engines, hydraulic turbines. Thermal engines - steam turbines. Steam producing equipment - steam boilers. Condensing equipment. Thermal engines - gas turbines.


The objective of the subject is to make students familiar with basic information concerning the mechanical equipment of power plants.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

16 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer