Civil Engineering in Steam Electric Plant Design

by Robert O. Imhoff,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 97-105

Document Type: Journal Paper


The problems of steam electric plant design that concern the civil engineer are many and varied. This paper examines the layout of main power station and station yard, substructure, superstructure, coal-handling systems, and architectural treatment. Each plant design has its own requirements based on the clients experiences in operating departments, location of plant, type of fuel, and plans for future expansion. Although there are other matters of concern, emphasis has bene placed on matters that are of a general nature on most engineering jobs of this type. Additional subjects that must always be engineered and that are outside the general realm of this program include surveying, specification writing, comparisons of bids and recommendations to clients, concrete and steel inspections and tests, backfill and consolidation requirements, monthly progress reports, periodic visits to the job for job consultations and inspections, and meetings with client to determine specific needs and general policies. These might well be the subjects of future consideration.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Client relationships | Inspection | Personnel management | Steam power | Substructures | Superstructures | Coal

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