Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.


Hackam, R.




The topping cycle is the major focus of current cogeneration projects due to its applicability in large cogeneration power plants. To ensure that a cogeneration plant will operate' safely, reliably, and economically a study of the protection, control and reliability of the power system is required at the planning and conceptual design stages of the project. The impact of the studies on the design process and plant system reliability is discussed. The guidance, structure, and refinement needed for meaningful reliability measurements and reliable warranties are provided. The importance of the protection scheme requirements during the conceptual design stage of a cogenerating plant is demonstrated. Guidelines are given on methods to streamline the sizing process using computer generated, standardized tables for feeders, motors and transformers. These tables not only reduce design time but assure increased quality control in the design process. The control systems are configured using the Bailey INK 90 distributed control system. A survey of the available literature on the design of cogeneration power plant design was carried out. This thesis also describes contributions to the recently completed, successful cogeneration power plant in Windsor. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0569. Adviser: R. Hackam. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.