Course detail

Practical Energetics

FSI-0PEAcad. year: 2020/2021

In frame of this course, students will visit significant energy plants - power plants, energy production facilities, etc. The students will obtain insight into current developments in the field of energy by demonstrative teaching in industrial companies supplemented by laboratory experiments carried out in labs of EU-OEI. In frame of this course, we plan to visit: Heating Plant Brno, Power plant Hodonin, Ekol, Gas compressor stations and underground natural gas storage Breclav MD, Nuclear power plant Dukovany, Pumped hydroelectric power Dalešice, substation Sokolnice, Technical Museum with expert guided tour.
Before excursions, students will be introduced to energy sources and transformations to provide enough theoretical equipment to visit the premises.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain basic insights into Czech energy, learn about the specific operations, practise the basic physics in practice.


knowledge of physics


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is finished by the credit obtaining. For the credit it is necessary to attend on classes and carried out reports from realized experiments.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to introduce energy industry companies and familiarized with the real conditions in the Czech energy sector. In this course, students will be familiar with the basic experimental analysis and measurement of fuels parameters ant the boiler characteristic. Realized excursions and experimental measurements will improve general overview of students on field of energy industry sector and power generation.

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

Up to 2 absences at exercises, reports from realized experiments.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Zbyněk Ibler: Technický průvodce energetika, BEN, Praha 2002 (CS)

Recommended reading

Ibler, Z. Technický průvodce energetika, Praha 2002, Nakladatelství BEN, ISBN 80-7300-026-1

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective
    branch B-EPP , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, safety training
2. Overview of the energy sector
3. Practical training - Heat - steam-gas cycles
4. Practical training - Heat - biomass
5. Practical training - Fuel economy gaseous fuels
6. Laboratory experiments in heavy-EU OEI
7. Practical training - Recovery
8. Practical training - Steam Turbines
9. Practical training - Hydropower
10. Experiments in the laboratory gas equipment EU-OEI
11. Practical training - Nuclear Energy
12. Summary of evidence, submission of assigned papers
13. credit