Posts Tagged ‘feedwater heater’

Accurate Level Measurement for Efficient & Reliable Boiler Performance

Posted in Energy, Level on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. No comments yet
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If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase “heat rate” used in the electrical power generation industry, it means the amount of heat energy in BTUs as input to the turbine generators divided by the amount of electricity generated in kilowatts. Accurate level measurement in the boiler drums and feedwater heaters is critical to optimize efficiency and […]

Improving Heat Rate with Better Measurements

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, May 13th, 2016. One comment so far
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For electrical power producers, the phrase “heat rate” refers to the efficiency of the power plant. It is defined as the thermal energy in divided by the electrical energy out. Emerson’s Lydia Miller let me know about a new whitepaper, Using Automation to Improve Plant Heat Rate that highlights ways to improve the efficiency of […]

Improving Plant Heat Rate with Better Heater Level Measurement

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, June 12th, 2015. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Improving heat rate is something that most power generators consistently look to do because it translates directly into lower fuel costs. In India, there are government legislated heat rate targets for plants where financial penalties or rewards are available depending on which side of the equation a plant lands. As most know, […]

High Pressure Steam Vessel Level Measurement Compensation

Posted in Level on Friday, February 14th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Having an accurate measurement of the level inside a boiler, high-pressure feedwater heater, or steam separator is important for the safety, reliability, and efficiency of this process equipment. If the actual level does not reflect the value being transmitted back to the control system, opportunities for unplanned shutdowns, equipment damage, and flooded steam traps increase. […]