In this work, a tool to predict the performance of fossil fuel steam power plants under variable operating conditions or under maintenance operations has been developed. This tool is based on the Spencer-Cotton-Cannon method for large steam turbine generator units. The tool has been validated by comparing the predicted results at different loads with real operating data of a 565 MW steam power plant, located in Southern Spain. The results obtained from the model show a good agreement with most of the power plant parameters. The simulation tool has been then used to predict the performance of a steam power plant in different operating conditions such as variable terminal temperature difference or drain cooler approach of the feed-water heaters, or under maintenance conditions like a feed-water heater out of service.
Performance Analysis of a 565 MW Steam Power Plant
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Chacartegui, R, Sa´nchez, D, Becerra, JA, Mun˜oz, A, & Sa´nchez, T. "Performance Analysis of a 565 MW Steam Power Plant." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 7: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 6–10, 2011. pp. 2427-2436. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2011-46272
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