Thermal Power Engineering and Industrial Cryogenic and Refrigerating Systems

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Course: Thermal Power Engineering and Industrial Cryogenic and Refrigerating Systems

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. Classification of cryogenic and refrigerating plants. Heat conversion. The basic cooling principle. Classification of thermal transformers and their application.
  • Unit 2. Cyclic and non-cyclic processes. Carnot cycle with steady-state processes. Cascade and regenerative thermal transformers.
  • Unit 3. Typical energy bands in the low temperature range. Characteristics of cryogenic agents and coolants. Real vapour-liquid thermal transformer. Energy characteristics. Coefficient of performance.
  • Unit 4. The operation of an absorption plant. The operation of a steam jet refrigerating plant. Throttling process. Differential throttle – the Joule-Thomson effect. Inversion.
  • Unit 5. Ideal gas liquefaction and freezing processes. Cryocooler and Linde liquefier. Energy characteristics. Claude quasi-cycle, Heylandt quasi-cycle, Kapitsa quasi-cycle. Comparison of liquefaction cycles.
  • Unit 6. Air, air separation products. Modular air separation plants.
  • Unit 7. Rectification. The design of a rectifier. The operation of a double-column rectifier. Production of inert gases.
  • Unit 8. Air separation product transport and distribution systems. Cold supply systems.

Course contents:

  • Unit 1. Classification of cryogenic and refrigerating plants. Heat conversion. The basic cooling principle. Classification of thermal transformers and their application.
  • Unit 2. Cyclic and non-cyclic processes. Carnot cycle with steady-state processes. Cascade and regenerative thermal transformers.
  • Unit 3. Typical energy bands in the low temperature range. Characteristics of cryogenic agents and coolants. Real vapour-liquid thermal transformer. Energy characteristics. Coefficient of performance.
  • Unit 4. The operation of an absorption plant. The operation of a steam jet refrigerating plant. Throttling process. Differential throttle – the Joule-Thomson effect. Inversion.
  • Unit 5. Ideal gas liquefaction and freezing processes. Cryocooler and Linde liquefier. Energy characteristics. Claude quasi-cycle, Heylandt quasi-cycle, Kapitsa quasi-cycle. Comparison of liquefaction cycles.
  • Unit 6. Air, air separation products. Modular air separation plants.
  • Unit 7. Rectification. The design of a rectifier. The operation of a double-column rectifier. Production of inert gases.
  • Unit 8. Air separation product transport and distribution systems. Cold supply systems.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 180.

Total points – 5.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 108.

Midterm assessment – Examination.

Metallurgical Technology and Thermal Processes of Metallurgical Units

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Course: Metallurgical Technology and Thermal Processes of Metallurgical Units

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. The purpose of metallurgical units and their classification. Metallurgy and thermal processes. Heating, cooling, smelting.
  • Unit 2. Standard procedures; thermal circuits of heat exchanger and heat generator furnaces: their description and analysis.
  • Unit 3. The design and elements of high-temperature metallurgical units; the tools and materials used for building such units.
  • Unit 4. The analysis of ongoing processes; defining the way to optimise the processes; designing environmentally friendly and low-waste technologies.
  • Unit 5. Heat generation and the mechanics of gases, as well as heat and mass transfer inside of metallurgical units.
  • Unit 6. Building heat balances of metallurgical units; determining their thermal performance.
  • Unit 7. The purpose, classification and arrangement of heat exchangers in metallurgical units; the types and characteristics of secondary energy resources.
  • Unit 8. Utilization of secondary energy resources; metallurgical units and the benefits and the cost effectiveness of energy saving.
  • Unit 9. Selecting, designing and engineering of furnaces based on the general thermal theory; the problems of engineering, operation, testing, designing and commissioning of thermal energy units.

Course contents:

  • Unit 1. The purpose of metallurgical units and their classification. Metallurgy and thermal processes. Heating, cooling, smelting.
  • Unit 2. Standard procedures; thermal circuits of heat exchanger and heat generator furnaces: their description and analysis.
  • Unit 3. The design and elements of high-temperature metallurgical units; the tools and materials used for building such units.
  • Unit 4. The analysis of ongoing processes; defining the way to optimise the processes; designing environmentally friendly and low-waste technologies.
  • Unit 5. Heat generation and the mechanics of gases, as well as heat and mass transfer inside of metallurgical units.
  • Unit 6. Building heat balances of metallurgical units; determining their thermal performance.
  • Unit 7. The purpose, classification and arrangement of heat exchangers in metallurgical units; the types and characteristics of secondary energy resources.
  • Unit 8. Utilization of secondary energy resources; metallurgical units and the benefits and the cost effectiveness of energy saving.
  • Unit 9. Selecting, designing and engineering of furnaces based on the general thermal theory; the problems of engineering, operation, testing, designing and commissioning of thermal energy units.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 216.

Total points – 6.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 144.

Midterm assessment – Examination.

Increased Energy Efficiency in Steel Industry

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Course: Increased Energy Efficiency in Steel Industry

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. Introduction
  • Unit 2. Classification of energy sources. Thermal characteristics of utilities.
  • Unit 3. Natural gas supply systems in industry. Looking at the system components.
  • Unit 4. Synthetic fuel gases and combustible exhaust gases in steel industry.
  • Unit 5. Heat transformation. Perfect and actual vapour-liquid cycles of thermal power transformers. Heat accumulation.
  • Unit 6. Analysing the efficiency of absorption units used as a part of low energy utilisation systems.
  • Unit 7. Application of compressed air distribution systems for better energy efficiency.

Course contents:

  • Unit 1. Introduction
  • Unit 2. Classification of energy sources. Thermal characteristics of utilities.
  • Unit 3. Natural gas supply systems in industry. Looking at the system components.
  • Unit 4. Synthetic fuel gases and combustible exhaust gases in steel industry.
  • Unit 5. Heat transformation. Perfect and actual vapour-liquid cycles of thermal power transformers. Heat accumulation.
  • Unit 6. Analysing the efficiency of absorption units used as a part of low energy utilisation systems.
  • Unit 7. Application of compressed air distribution systems for better energy efficiency.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 144.

Total points – 4.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 108.

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination.

Industrial Thermal Power Engineering and Intensive Energy Saving Technology

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Course: Industrial Thermal Power Engineering and Intensive Energy Saving Technology

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. Thermal power engineering as a new area of industrial power engineering. The concept of industrial thermal power engineering. Key concepts and definitions.
  • Unit 2. Thermal power and ferrous metallurgy. Thermal power in copper and aluminium industries. Thermal power and machine building industry. Thermal power and construction materials industry.
  • Unit 3. Energy sources and energy carriers for industrial thermal power engineering.
  • Unit 4. Heat flow diagrams in.
  • Unit 5. Heat and mass transfer principles of industrial thermal power engineering.
  • Unit 6. Waste-free and low-waste technologies.
  • Unit 7. The basics of designing efficiency heat flow diagrams of plants and systems.
  • Unit 8. Design of energy saving procedures.
  • Unit 9. Intensive energy saving techniques.

Course contents:

  • Unit 1. Thermal power engineering as a new area of industrial power engineering. The concept of industrial thermal power engineering. Key concepts and definitions.
  • Unit 2. Thermal power and ferrous metallurgy. Thermal power in copper and aluminium industries. Thermal power and machine building industry. Thermal power and construction materials industry.
  • Unit 3. Energy sources and energy carriers for industrial thermal power engineering.
  • Unit 4. Heat flow diagrams in.
  • Unit 5. Heat and mass transfer principles of industrial thermal power engineering.
  • Unit 6. Waste-free and low-waste technologies.
  • Unit 7. The basics of designing efficiency heat flow diagrams of plants and systems.
  • Unit 8. Design of energy saving procedures.
  • Unit 9. Intensive energy saving techniques.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 180.

Total points – 5.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 108.

Midterm assessment – Pass/fail examination.

Engineering and Intellectual Property Protection

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Course: Engineering and Intellectual Property Protection

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. Introduction. General concepts. The role of engineering and innovations in investment business.
  • Unit 2. Solution of engineering problems.
  • Unit 3. Intellectual property protection.
  • Unit 4. Patent science.

Course contents:

Unit 1. Introduction. General concepts. The role of engineering and innovations in investment business.

The role and place of engineering in investment practice: Engineering, approval, and investment justification; participants of the investment business and issues addressed; designer – investor – governing agencies, expert groups, national regulators, engineering and consulting companies, tender boards. Development, presentation and management of design documentation: Preliminary and project documentation development stages; investment design, declaration of intention, commercial proposals, preparation of quotations; design bureaus specializing in thermal power plants and industrial systems.

CAD programmes for industrial thermal power systems: Mathware; CAD & industrial thermal power circuits; design model; application software packages. Basics of standardization: ISO 9000; quality management; basic quality management models; legislation, arbitration and regulatory documentation defining the level of design solutions. Basics of design certification: Generation and verification of a certification system.

Unit 2. Solution of engineering problems.

Basics of innovative thinking and performance: Creativity as an ability to generate new ideas; strategy as an identification of a feasible idea for successful business; implementation or business model as a transition from the idea to implementation of products and services; profitability as a financial or another benefit. Non-algorithmic methods of solving engineering problems: Trial and error; brainstorming; morphological analysis; synectics. Theory of Inventive Problem Solving: Levels of problems; material & field analysis; an inventive situation, a problem and its model; technical contradictions and how to eliminate them.

Standard techniques for solving inventive problems in thermal power engineering: Pool of techniques for searching new solutions; rules on how to apply transformation techniques; levels of techniques. Application of physical, chemical and geometrical effects and resources when solving inventive thermal power problems: Application features and rules; the database of effects, phenomena and material & field resources. Application of inventive problem resolution standards and the laws of engineering system evolution: Definition and types of standards; the database of standards; the laws of engineering system evolution.

Unit 3. Intellectual property protection.

The legal and economical aspects of the regulation and assessment of industrial & intellectual property in Russia: Patent Law; regulations; scope of protection and the legal framework; priority, authorship, exclusive right to utilization, reversal of the burden of proof. The role and the place of inventions in the investment business: Commercial implementation of inventions; licencing; know-how.

Intellectual property protection: Copyright protection – patents and certificates; the drafting algorithm for intellectual property agreements. Industrial property: Inventions, utility models, prototypes; inventions – mechanisms, devices, substances, new applications of existing objects; International Patent Classification.

Unit 4. Patent science.

The algorithms of writing applications for utility models and inventions: The purpose of invention and utility models; patentability – originality, inventive level, applicability; writing formulas of inventions; search for information based on the application; unity of invention.

The algorithms of filing and examining applications for utility models and inventions: The applicant, the author, the patent owner; application requirements; application submission and registration; formal examination; dealing with the Patent Office; substantial examination.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 144.

Total points – 4.

Classroom hours – 32.

Unsupervised hours – 76.

Midterm assessment – Examination.

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