Course detail

Electrical Equipment of Energy Machines and Apparatuses

FSI-MELAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course informs students on basic electric and electronic systems used in thermal, nuclear and water power plants, including further applications of thermal, hydraulic and pneumatic machines and equipment. Also dealt with are electric systems and their classification. Electric schemes of hydraulic stations. Equipment of operation and control elements in power industry. Introduction into electric equipment of waste and bio-mass incineration plants, water treatment plants and solar power conversion.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject enables students to get the knowledge necessary for the application and optimal setting of relevant devices in compliance with manufacturer’s technical documentation, including operation and control elements. Students will also acquire practical skills necessary for servicing and diagnostics of simple faults of electric devices.


Fundamentals of Dynamics Mechanisms, Fundamentals of Theory of Linear Control Systems, Fundamentals of Theory Electric Machines and Apparatuses, Schemes and Function of Electric Energy Converters.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Matoušek, A.: Elektrárny 1, VUT FEKT, Brno 2002
Elliot,T.C.,CHEN,K.,Swanekamp,R.C.:Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering. McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. ISBN 0-07-019435-1
Dorr, H.: Příručka hydrauliky. Svazek 2. Proporcionální technika a servotechnika. Mannesmann Rexroth GmbH, Lohh am Main 1986
Kadrnožka,J.: Tepelné elektrárny a teplárny. SNTL, Praha 1988

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The graded course-unit credit granting is conditioned by handing over an individual work concerning a pre-set topic and passing the test of presented topics. The resulting evaluation is set by point assessment according to the Study and Examination Rules of the Technical University. Students can gain points from 2 parts: 1. Written test of presented topics, 0-50 points. 2. Quality of working out individual assignments, 0-50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the current status of electric equipment in thermal, nuclear and water power plants and operation and control elements used in power machines and equipment. The task of the course is to acquire the basic knowledge on such a level so that students are able to apply the above stated equipment and its components in their profession and to orient in the wide offer on the market.

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

The course contains only lectures. Missed lectures are not compensated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-FLI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Power systems, their classification and characteristics.
2. Electric schemes of thermal, nuclear and water power plants.
3. Working principle of alternator.
4. Working of alternator to separate network.
5. Parallel working of alternator with network.
6. Turbo and hydro alternators construction basics.
7. Alternators synchronisation and staging.
8. Alternator excitation systems.
9. Generator regime of asynchronous machine.
10.Common working of synchronous generator with the driving machine.
11.Electric drives in power devices.
12.Electric equipment of operation and control elements in power industry.
13.Electric equipment of non-convention devices with environmental function.