The Optimal Steam Pressure of Thermal Power Plant in a Given Load


As the large change of the grid load, many large capacity units of our country had to change the load in order to meet the gird need. When a thermal power plant receives a given load instruction from the grid, it is necessary to set an optimal steam pressure to maintain the high efficiency of the plant. In the past optimization methods, during the process of calculation, the output of the turbine often changed, it was hard to maintain the output constant. Therefore, in combination with the theory of variable condition of turbine, calculation of governing stage and the matrix equation of thermal power system, an optimization method were put forward and an optimal solution was got in a given load.

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Y. Hu, J. Liu, D. Zeng, W. Wang and Y. Li, "The Optimal Steam Pressure of Thermal Power Plant in a Given Load," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 278-282. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B054.

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