Modeling and simulation of motor/turbine processes in utility plant

Sang Hun Oh, Yeong Koo Yeo

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To achieve safe operation and to improve economics it is imperative to monitor and analyze demand and supply of utilities and to meet utility needs in time. The main objective of motor/turbine processes is to manipulate optimal balances on steam and electricity in utility plants. The optimal operation of motor/turbine processes is by far the most important to improve economics in the utility plant. In order to analyze motor/turbine processes, steady state models for steam generation equipment and steam distribution devices as well as turbine generators are developed and analyzed in this work. In addition, heuristics concerning various operational situations are incorporated in the models. The motor/turbine optimal operation system is based on utility models and operational knowledgebase, and provides optimal operating conditions when the amount of steam demand from various steam headers is changed frequently. The optimal operation system also produces optimal selection of driving devices for utility pumps to reduce operating cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-418
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1



  • Knowledgebase
  • Motor/turbine process
  • Optimization
  • Steam header
  • Utility plant

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