Project Planning of Energy Facilities

Teaching methods Lecture/seminar/lab
Learning target

Energy facilities must be looked on having technical, economical, legislative and operational requirements in mind, which according to the long life time of the facilities eventually change several times, e.g. because of changing emission and/or safety standards, etc. The students learn about the impact of such changes and are able to anticipate proper reaction to future developments by means of a business game.
Designing of energy facilities is complex and therefore supported by Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools instead of building plant models in small scale. The students learn about the application of Computer Aided Design (CAD) in project planning of energy facilities, especially about object-oriented tools, which support processes lasting from first design until delivery of parts.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 8.0
  • Classes:120 h
  • Individual/
    Group work:120 h

  • Workload:240 h
ECTS 8.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

homework + presentation + oral exam

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Jens Pfafferott

Max. participants 25
Recommended semester ECM 3
Frequency Annually (ws)
Lectures Planung und Betrieb energietechnischer Anlagen
Type Lecture
Nr. M+V3044
Hours per week 4.0
Lecture contents

1. Introduction
2. Legislative background (BGB, contracts)
3. Requirements to obtain permission
4. Operation of power plants
5. Economic boundaries
6. Communication
7. Documentation
8. Trends in power plant technology


EL-WAKIL, M.: Powerplant Technology. New York : McGraw Hill,
KUGELER, Kurt, PHLIPPEN, Peter-W.: Energietechnik-Technische,
ökonomische und ökologische Grundlagen. Berlin: Springer, 1993.
VERBAND DER TECHNISCHEN ÜBERWACHUNGS-VEREINE E.V. (Hrsg.): TRD - Technische Regeln Dampfkessel. Köln : Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2007.
LINKE, Wolfgang, MAYR, Fritz (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Kesselbetriebstechnik - Kraft- und Wärmeerzeugung in Praxis und Theorie. 12. Auflage, Gräfelfing : Resch, 2009.
DITTMANN, Achim, ZSCHERNIG, Joachim : Energiewirtschaft. Stuttgart: Teubner, 1998.
DOLEŽAL, Richard : Energetische Verfahrenstechnik. Stuttgart : Teubner, 1983.
KONSTANTIN, P.: Praxisbuch Energiewirtschaft - Energieumwandlung. -transport und -beschaffung im liberalisierten Markt. Berlin : Springer, 2009.
SCHIFFER, Hans-Wilhelm : Energiemarkt Deutschland. 10. Auflage, Köln: TÜV Media, 2008.
DOLEŽAL, Richard: Kombinierte Gas- und Dampfkraftwerke. Berlin: Springer, 2001.

Planspiel Projektierung
Type Lecture
Nr. M+V3045
Hours per week 4.0
Lecture contents

The students work in groups (max. 5 people). After a brief introduction the groups pick up specific projects. Each project contains several problems (e.g. technical, environmental, economic problem). During the seminar the student describe the progress of their projects and make proposal how to overcome the problems. The seven workshop days are under the following headlines:
1) introduction 2) project definition 3) project approval (economics, finances, technical hurdles 4) first design 5) detailed design (selected aspects) 6) from start of construction to start of operation 7) Final presentation.


Handouts from the lecturer.

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