Define the term power plant engineering

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Define the term power plant engineering



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After completing your Mechanical Engineering course you can find a good job in thermal, hydraulic or nuclear power plant as a Power Plant Engineer.

Power Plant Engineer has  to ensure that the power is produced continuously as per the specifications of the plant. They take care of operations as well as maintenance of power plants. Power Plant Engineers can find jobs in thermal, hydraulic, and nuclear power plants. 

There is a great demand for Mechanical Engineering students in this field. Mechanical engineers are especially required in the thermal power plants and nuclear power plants.If a power plant engineer in a thermal power plant, engineer  have to play a double role. engineer will be in charge of the operation as well as maintenance of the thermal power plant. The thermal power plants produces power by converting water into steam in huge boilers. For heating water mostly coal is used, though a number of other fuels can also be used. As a Power Plant Engineer you will ensure that the machines are running to the optimum capacity and that power as per the specifications is produced continuously.

The job of the Power Plant Engineer, especially in thermal power plants, includes great responsibility. It is you who will actually be responsible for the generation of the power that keeps the city and the nation moving ahead confidently, for without power there is no life. Life in a nuclear power plant is easier. There will be a team of chemical engineers who will be more responsible for the operation of the plant; Engineers job will be to maintain the machines. 


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