Nonlinear Predictive Control of a Boiler-Turbine Unit [technical]

Nonlinear Predictive Control of a Boiler-Turbine Unit [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.     Abstract: This paper details development of a model predictive control (MPC) algorithm for a boiler-turbine...
Measuring Fuel Oil Viscosity in a Power Plant [technical]

Measuring Fuel Oil Viscosity in a Power Plant [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.     Abstract: The viscosity measurement and control of fuel oil in power plants is very important for a proper...
New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

This post was written by Randy Miller of Honeywell Process Solutions.   Global trends in the demand and supply of energy require constant improvement of technologies and services, exploration, and production. In this environment, shale gas has emerged as a key...
Coordinated MIMO Control Design for a Power Plant

Coordinated MIMO Control Design for a Power Plant

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.     Abstract: For the participation of the steam power plants in regulating the network frequency, boilers and...
How to Measure pH of Ultrapure Water in Power Industry Applications

How to Measure pH of Ultrapure Water in Power Industry Applications

This article is from the January/February 2015 issue of InTech magazine and was written by Fred Kohlmann, Midwest business manager for analytical products with Endress+Hauser Water covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface and has varying degrees of purity in...

Biofuels: Good, But How Good?

This post is written by Thomas W. Kerlin, author of the book Future Energy: Opportunities and Challenges. To learn more on this topic and preview a free chapter from the book, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Plant matter can be converted into liquid...

Ramping Up for the 55th Annual Power Industry Symposium (POWID)

  55th Annual ISA Power Industry (POWID) Symposium 3–8 June 2012 Austin, Texas Each year, the ISA POWID Symposium brings together the best and brightest engineering minds in power generation and energy markets.  Hundreds attend this annual event to dive deep into...

Steam temperature controls standard reaffirmed for 2012

The power industry has seen various steam temperature control systems developed over the years to fit the needs of particular applications in the fossil fuel power industry. Plants must consider operating philosophy, plant layout, and type of firing before they...

Fossil Fuel Committee Publishes Functional Requirements

Organizations that operate fossil fuel plant control room simulators deal with different operator and training practices. Yet they share common goals when it comes to personnel safety, maximum equipment availability and lifetime, and ensuring efficient operations....

Is Smart Grid Avoiding Real Challenges?

This is an excerpt from a September/October 2011 InTech magazine column. InTech Chief Editor Bill Lydon discusses if Smart Grid is avoiding the real challenges. In my opinion, there is too much hype about the Smart Grid without looking at the core problems from an...

Brains vs Brawn: Towards a Comprehensive Asset Management

Check out what’s going on in the Power Industry. 54th ISA POWID Symposium presenter talk about the latest technologies covered at the ISA POWID Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2011. ABSTRACT From the boots on the ground at the plant to the...
Energy Harvesting: Practical Reality for Wireless Sensing

Energy Harvesting: Practical Reality for Wireless Sensing

This is an excerpt from a September/October 2011 InTech magazine feature article by Roy Freeland. He is president of Perpetuum Ltd and co-chair of the ISA100.18 Power Sources Working Group. What is energy harvesting? Energy harvesting is the extraction of usable...

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