Subject description - B1M16DES

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B1M16DES Power Transport Systems
Roles:PV Extent of teaching:2P+2S
Department:13116 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Vítek M. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Vítek M. Credits:5
Tutors:Vítek M. Semester:Z

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The course is focused on economical aspects of design and operation of various technical systems for various energy forms. That is road, railway and ship transport of solid and liquid fuel, district heating system, cable car and convenyor belt transport for solid fuel and mainly grid for electricity (power) transport.

Study targets:

Students should be able to solve the problems of optimal design and operation of transport systems for different energy forms from economical point of view.


Economical aspects of energy transport. Electricity transportation through lines. Heat, gas and oil lines. There are ment also universal transport systems as railway, roads and ships with considering of energy transport. After technical introduction it is dealt with problems of economical design of transport lines and economical operation

Course outlines:

1. Transport systems of electricity, heat, gas, oil and coal
2. Quality parameters of supply of various forms of energy
3. Unit cost of railway, automobile and ship sort of energy transport
4. Gas pipe networks, oil pipelines, goods pipelines
5. Heating supply lines, design and optimalization of operating and development
6. Design of economical inside diameter of pipe for heating supply lines
7. Optimization of thickness of heat isolation of pipe heating networks
8. Appreciation of electricity losses
9. Economical compensation of reactive power
10. Conditions of design of electrical line cross-section
11. Optimization of operation and design of transformer station
12. Security electrical grid elements, rates and evaluation
13. Principle of design distribution grid, grid codex
14. Summary and reserve

Exercises outline:

1. Road, rail and river transport of coal - comparison of unit transport cost
2. Unit transport cost of transit gas pipeline
3. Pressure loss of hot water flow through pipe with circle cross section
4. Optimization of heat insulation for heat pipeline
5. Voltage and power losses on low, high a nd very high voltage lines, Breitfeld's method
6. Load curve, time of using maximum, time of maximum losses and load coincidence
7. Formula of the electricity marginal cost, economical cross-section
8. Economical compensation of reactive power
10. Optimal dimension of cross section of 110 kV line
11. Optimal dimension of transformers in substations
12. Reliability parameters of electricity supply
13. Enterpriceing in electricity distribution
14. Assesment


1. March W.D.: Economics of Electric Utility Power Generation. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1980.
2. Fardo W. S., Patrick D. R.: Electrical Distribution Systems. Prentice Hall, 1999.
3. Vanek F., Albright L. D.: Energy Systems Engineering. McGraw-Hill, 2008.
4. Schwarz P.: Energy Economics. Routledge, Oxon, New York, 2018.


Fundamentals of electrical engineering, mechanics and thermodynamics, micro and macroeconomics, accounting and economic efficiency criteria of investments.


From winter 2016


conductor, pipe, road, rail,canall, truck, train, locomotive, wagon, remorker, boat, line, pipeline, flow, specific consumption of fuel, pressure losses, investment and operation outlay, specific transport cost, long run marginal cost, load curve, time of maximum use, full lossees time, load coincidence, optimal line cross-section, optimal pipe diameter, optimal thermal insulation thickness, frequency, high voltage, substation, transformer, compensator, choke, coil, secondary winding threads

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPEEM4_2018 Management of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering PV 2,3

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