Modeling, simulation, and control of multi-fuel once-through boilers

A.G. Jager, de, H. Anneveld, F. Blok, de

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Starting with an overview of the present situation and future developments in electricity production in the Netherlands, the problem of fast and accurate control of large coal-fired power stations is posed. The origin of this problem is the unavoidable and the increasing participation of coal-fired boilers in the short-term load frequency control of the national grid. From this problem formulation stems the desire for an accurate and detailed dynamic model of a complete coal-fired electricity generating plant, targeted at evaluation of the performance of control schemes. Such a simulation model is not freely available and has therefore been developed. An overview of this model is presented and several details, e.g., the modeling of the water/steam flow in the steam generator and the temperature and heat flux modeling in the furnace, are highlighted. The model is used to verify whether a proposed control concept meets: (1) the specifications set forth by the Dutch electricity generating board; and (2) additional technological considerations. It appears that the simulation model can fulfil its intended role and that the proposed control scheme is suitable for its task
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl of Power Plants and Power Systems, SIPOWER'95 : a proceedings volume from the IFAC Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, 6-8 December 1995
EditorsR. Canales Ruiz
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
ISBN (Print)0-08-042362-0
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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