TECHNOLOGIES - power plant performance

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Fossil Fuel Boilers
Gas, Liquid, Coal (PC or CFBB)

Fossil Fuel Boilers

Coal power plants around the world are facing dramatic pressure to become increase the power plant heat rate and to reduce the emissions. Now more than ever before, coal power plant efficiency is important to a sustainable business operation. Coal power plants have a tremendous impact in the life of the energy industry worldwide. Our company specializes in the assessment of coal power plant performance and its main parameters such as coal power plant heat rate and power output.

Coal Power Plant Efficiency

We have experience with different coal boiler technologies such as Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers (CFBB) Pulverized Coal, Ultra Super Critical (USC) Boilers and also with boilers burning biomass, Heavy Fuel Oil or Gas Fuel Boilers.

The coal power plant heat rate evaluation involves doing an entire analysis of the heat and energy balance around the boiler. For example, in a coal power plant performance test, there is the need to use additional precision instrumentation to ensure that the indirect method of evaluating fuel consumption is accurate and meets the strict testing requirements of the industry.

Our team has worked in several projects involving multi-fuel boilers, such as coal & biomass boilers. The evaluation of the coal power plant heat rate in this case considers the evaluation of both fuels and for example during the start up and shutdown we consider the use of these two fuel sometimes during the startup of the plant.

Overall Power Plant Performance

During the evaluation of the coal power plant performance, there is the need to evaluate the coal power plant heat rate as well the individual equipment such as the steam turbine efficiency, condenser efficiency and boiler efficiency. It is important to evaluate the individual equipment to understand the impact of each of them in the coal power plant efficiency.

Compliance with the applicable international performance test codes such as:

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Direct vs. Indirect Measurement

The power plant performance assessment relies on the evaluation of fuel flow consumption as a main parameter to determine the power plant efficiency. For gas and liquid fuel boilers, TGPS uses the direct method to directly measure fuel flow. For coal power plant this assessment requires the conduct and heat and mass balance around the boiler. Our company can provide the technical expertise, the instrumentation and the man power to conduct a successful power plant efficiency assessment.

Coal Experience

TGPS has worked with generators around the world to estimate their coal power plant performance. The efficiency of coal power plants is critical for the profitability and their long term operation.

Power Plant Performance Test Report

We work closely with clients to elaborate a performance program that delivers a final report based on solid data collection and analysis, allowing us to provide our clients with meaningful results that can confidently be used for business analysis. Our results will be based on a previous approved power plant performance test procedure.

Why is Power Plant Efficiency Important?

Power Plant Efficiency is directly correlated to the business sustainability in terms of financial performance and long-term feasibility.

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