Laws and Principles of Thermodynamics

Learning objectives

  • Define thermodynamics in your own words
  • Explain the thermodynamic properties of steam and water as they pertain to a power plant
  • Describe the thermodynamic laws in your own words
  • Given appropriate parameter values, plot basic power plant processes on either a temperature/enthalpy or enthalpy/entropy chart
  • Explain what happens to related thermodynamic parameters through common power processes and equipment

Course overview

Heat in motion (thermodynamics) is a common theme to most major power plant components and systems. Understanding the laws, relevant fluid properties, and principles is necessary to operate a power plant safely and efficiently.

The Laws and Principles of Thermodynamics training course explains thermodynamics and defines terms associated with it. it also explains the relationship of thermodynamic principles to plant efficiency. This online training course focuses on:

  • Thermodynamics and thermodynamic properties
  • Thermodynamic laws
  • Using steam tables, charts, and diagrams
  • Efficiency of plant processes

Laws and Principles of Thermodynamics is part of the Efficiency, Reliability, and Environmentally Sensitive Operations training series.

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