Scheduling of gas turbine compressor washing

Hovland, G. and Antoine, M. (2006) Scheduling of gas turbine compressor washing. Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 12 1: 63-73.

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Author Hovland, G.
Antoine, M.
Title Scheduling of gas turbine compressor washing
Journal name Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1079-8587
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 73
Total pages 11
Place of publication Albuquerque, N.M., U.S.A.
Publisher AutoSoft Press
Language eng
Subject CX
08 Information and Computing Sciences
0803 Computer Software
10 Technology
Abstract This paper describes an estimation method for gas turbine compressor degradation and an economical optimisation model for determining the optimal compressor washing cycles. The optimisation model aims at minimising fuel consumption and emissions in combined-cycle power plants. The results presented are of significant importance for power plants operators that have the possibility of frequently connecting and disconnecting to the power grid. By optimising power generation periods and levels, downtimes and maintenance scheduling, the operators ensure that the plant operates at a high efficiency level in periods when fuel prices are high. High efficiency levels ensure low fuel consumption and emission levels. The work presented in this paper was implemented as a product prototype at ABB Utility Automation in 2003 and patented in 2005, [1]. Copyright © 2005, TSI® Press Printed in the USA. All rights reserved.
Keyword Compressor washing
Mixed-integer optimisation
Q-Index Code CX

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