635-2031/01 – Thermal energy machines (TEZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Dalibor Jančar, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Dalibor Jančar, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JAN57 Ing. Dalibor Jančar, Ph.D.
TOM08 doc. Ing. Zdeněk Toman, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course aims to introduce students to different energy devices commonly used in our plant, their principles, their linings and thermal régime.

Teaching methods



Students will get a comprehensive overview of industrial furnaces and other energy equipment, their use and structures. They will also familiarize themselves with the heating systems used in industrial furnaces, the basic types of burners and the characteristics of the flame.

Compulsory literature:

[1] TRINKS, W., at al. Industrial Furnaces. 6. vyd. Wiley-Interscience, 2003. 496 s. ISBN: 978-0471387060. [2] TALER, J., DUDA, P. Solving Direct and Inverse Heat Conduction Problems. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2006. 889 p. ISBN 978-3-540-33470-5. [3] LIENHARD IV, J. H., LIENHARD V, J. H. A Heat Transfer Textbook. 4th ed. Cambridge: Phlogiston Press, 2012. [4] TRINKS, W. et al. Industrial Furnaces. 6th ed. New York: Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0471387061.

Recommended literature:

[1] GASCH, R., TWELE, J. Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2nd ed. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-22937-4. [2] DESHMUKH, Y. V. Industrial Heating. Principles, Techniques, Materials, Applications, and Design. 1st ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8493-3405-5. [3] MULLINGER, P., JENKINS, B. Industrial and Process Furnaces: Principles, Design and Operation.. 1st ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7506-8692-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

No more requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Overview of basic energy equipment • Industrial furnaces. Separation of furnaces according to the technological purpose, according to the heat source, according to the working space. Efficiency of furnaces. • Melting furnaces - blast furnace, cupola, converter, tandem furnace, electric arc furnace. • Heat treatment furnaces - continuous and folding furnaces. • Induction and electron furnaces. • Glass furnaces. • Chamber furnaces, tunnel, shaft, carousel, rotary. • Furnaces linings - overview of refractory materials designed for furnaces linings. • Fundamentals of the theory of combustion, stabilization of the burning queue, limits of ignition, activation of combustion reactions, activation energy and ignition temperature. Inhibitors and burning catalysts. • Burners for gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, characteristics and calculations of basic types of burners, classification of flame properties, heating systems and their applications in practice. • Industrial burners of injector, with flow mixers, whirling, radiant, pulse, regenerative, regenerative. Ignition, stabilization and pilot burners. Low-emission burners. • Regulation of the power and combustion ratio of gas burners. • Temperature and pressure measurements in furnaces and piping systems. Flow measurement. • Transit pipelines, compressor stations. • Basic equipment for the preparation of raw materials in power engineering. • Boilers - fluid, powder, grate.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZEP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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