NU3249 Power Plant Systems

Machinery and operation of the propulsion and electrical power generation plants, along with the auxiliary machinery such as gears, bearings, seals, hydraulic valves, refrigerators (vapor compression and absorption.) Operation of ejectors, pumps, and valves. Physical description of turbo-machinery, including degree of reaction and blading types. One-dimensional flow in simple and complex piping systems including frictional and minor losses and matching of parallel and series pumps with piping systems. (This course is taught at Naval Nuclear Power School and not at Naval Postgraduate School. The course contents and credits are periodically reviewed and approved by NPS faculty with expertise in this subject area.) Graded pass/fail only.

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