Course detail

Operation and Water Treatment

FSI-LPVAcad. year: 2020/2021

One of the final courses of the study is concerned with the principles of the operation and defect of the thermal and nuclear power plants, theoretical and applied chemistry, i.e. chemical modification of water for the pressure parts of steam boilers. This course requires basic knowledge in the field of the design and construction of thermal cycle components.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are necessary for managing operations of power generation devices and control regimes in classical, nuclear and industry power engineering.


Thermo mechanics, heat and mass transfer, basics of chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bar, J.: Vodní hospodářství jaderných centrál, skripta VUT v Brně, 1988
Effenberger, H.: Dampferzeugerbetrieb und Aussenlagen, Leipzig,1998
Občinnikov, F.: Ekspluatacionnyje režimy VVER, Moskva,1988
Malý, J.: Chemie a technologie vody, skripta VUT v Brně, 1993
Mazel, L.: Vodárny a čistírny, skripta VUT v Brně, 1992
Dixon,S.L.:Fluid dynamics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery. Pergamon Press, London 2005
Dixon,S.L.:Fluid dynamics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery. Pergamon Press, London 2005

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are performed in the form of excursions in energy headquarters and production plants.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit: Participation in field trips conducted in the framework of the course and subsequent test
Test: successful completion of a test score of electricity and chemistry basics
operation. Max. score 100, minimum number of test: 50

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with operation conditions of energy devices in classical energy units, starting and shut down, application of reliability theories and conception of reliability information systems and maintenance systems. The basics of the theory of energy chemistry, water treating and operation control of chemical regimes ion power engineering will be introduced to them.

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

Attendance at seminars is required. Compensation of missed seminars to be consulted with a teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ENI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Start-up and shutdown conventional energy headquarters.
2. Theory of reliability in the energy sector, spolehlivostní information system, the causes, mechanisms, and disorders of the originator. Examples of serious failures.
4. The thermal efficiency, specific consumption of heat block.
5. Allowable stress components at higher temperatures, the materials in the energy sector.
6. The operation of steam turbines.
7. Legislation in the energy
8. Water Chemistry Basics
9. Technology of water treatment
10. Management and control of chemical schemes
11. Corrosion and corrosion protection
12. Purity of steam and boiler water quality
13. Tumble built


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Calculation spolehlivostních characteristics of power equipment.
2. Excursion to Siemens.
3. Excursion to heating station in Tabor.
4. Tours demineralizační heating station in Brno.
5. Simulator nuclear-energy block.
6. Excursion to heat PPC Red Mill in Brno.
7. The final evaluation, accreditation.