Posts Tagged ‘heat rate’

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 Power Plant Operations with Second-Level Automation

Posted in Power, Wireless on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. No comments yet
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When many plants were built years ago, they were instrumented to provide what was required for safely manage the process. As time has passed, the requirements are far greater for efficiency, reliability and regulatory demands. In a Power Engineering International article, Modernizing old plants to meet new demands, Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes how power plants […]

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, […]

Energy Management with Additional Wireless Measurements

Posted in Wireless on Friday, January 23rd, 2015. 2 comments so far
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It’s likely that you have all the measurement instrumentation devices you need to safely and reliably operate your process manufacturing or producing facility. But perhaps you don’t have all the measurements you need for non-process control/process safety applications such as an energy management program. In a published paper, WirelessHART® Minimizes Cost of New Energy Measurements […]