Significant changes over the past decade in computing technology, along with widespread deregulation of electricity industries, have impacted on power plant operations while affording engineers the opportunity to introduce monitoring and plant-wide control schemes which were previously unfeasible. Contributors of world-class excellence are brought together in Thermal Power Plant Simulation and Control to illustrate how current areas of research can be applied to power plant operation, leading to enhanced unit performance, asset management and plant competitiveness through intelligent monitoring and control strategies.
Engineers and researchers in the field.
Advances in Power Plant Technology. Modelling and Simulation. Modelling of Power Plants. Modelling and Control of Pulverised Fuel Coal Mills. Generator Excitation Control Using Local Model Networks. Steam Temperature Control. Supervisory Predictive Control of a Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant. Multivariable Power Plant Control. Extending Plant Load-Following Capabilities. Model-Based Fault Detection in a High-Pressure Heater Line. Data Mining for Performance Monitoring and Optimisation. Advanced Plant Management Systems. The Future. Physical Model Based Co-ordinated Power Plant Control. Management and Integration of Power Plant Operations.