The planning and design of new power stations can involve complex interaction
between the many engineering disciplines involved as well as environmental,
planning, economical, political and social pressures. This volume aims to
provide a logical review of the procedures involved in power station
development. The engineering aspects are outlined in detail, with examples,
showing the basis of the relationships involved together with "non-engineering"
factors so that the engineer can draw on the information provided for specific
projects. The civil engineering and building of power stations are also treated,
from the earliest planning and site selection studies, through estimating,
finance and quantity surveying, to final landscaping.
Table of ContentsChapter and main section headings: Power Station Siting and Site Layout. Planning for new power stations. Site selection and investigation. Site layout - thermal power stations. Pumped storage. Gas turbines. Station Design and Layout. Introduction. Power stations used on the CEGB system. Future development options. Station design concepts. Plant operation. Station layout. Turbine-generator systems. Boiler systems. Main steam pipework. Low pressure pipework and valves. Water storage tanks. Cranes. Fire protection. Electrical plant layout. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Air services. Water treatment plant. Cooling water plant. Chlorination plant. Coal handling plant. Ash and dust handling plant. Auxiliary boilers. Gas generation and storage. Pumped storage plant. Gas turbine plant. References. Civil Engineering and Building Works. Introduction. Geotechnical investigations. Seismic hazard assessment. Types of foundations. Foundations design and construction. Foundations for main and secondary structures. General site works. Methods of construction. Direct cooled circulating water systems. Harbours and jetties. Loadings. Steel frames. Reinforced concrete. Prestressed concrete. Brickwork and blockwork. Lightweight walling systems. Roofing. Finishes. Turbine hall and boiler house construction. Reactor construction. Ancillary buildings. Chimneys, cooling towers and precipitators. Architecture and landscape. Regulations. Civil engineering contracts. References. Appendix. Index.