Promonique
Promonique
Home » Power Talk » Operations perspective of plant’s performance

Operations perspective of plant’s performance

November 16, 2022 11:55 am

Operations perspective of plant’s performance

Regarding other issues, power plant’s performance is still a distantly touched topic. Meeting the constant increase in demand for sustainable power remains a significant challenge, as the industry has yet to identify sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Technical and engineering aspects of power plant performance Technology and engineering play critical roles in the power sector and engineering performance.
The boilers and turbines installed for efficient operation are also referred to as technical performance. Another
critical factor that defines a power plant’s operational and performance efficiency is cost. As a result, efficiency can only be defined if the cost significance and associated complications are identified.
Addressing the equipment uptime challenges
So far, we’ve defined performance in terms of availability and dependability. We must also assess the capacity, uptime frequency, and several trips and outages experienced and recorded. Furthermore, the heat rate of turbines, plants, and boilers influences a power plant’s operational efficiency. The energy demand is rising quickly, and
thermal plants cannot supply it alone. We, therefore, have non-fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure. However, thermal power plants continue to provide most of our energy needs. The performance of a power plant is
measured using best-in-class measuring equipment. Better measuring instruments are required because, in the early days, we could not use them to count as many things on a boiler or as many things on a turbine as we have started measuring today. We have traditionally monitored those things but now watch a lot more. We even check the
insulation regularly. We can now check the heat losses regularly. We must all examine our emissions to meet environmental standards. Emission measurements must be perfect because there is a performance loss while controlling those emissions that are losing performance.
Addressing cost-efficiency
The issues above are still significant concerns. To be cost-effective, we must use the cheapest fuel available. We must have the highest uptime in the world. We must have the highest level of dependability. Our equipment should not stop unless and until the operator commands it to. If the operator wishes to halt the equipment, only the equipment should halt. That’s a dependable operation. It is unreliable if it trips and stops on its own or if
there is any interruption. We cannot assess its dependability. Opportunities to reduce emissions Carbon emissions reduction is a global concern. The world’s leading nations and environmental experts are devising strategies
to increase sustainability in the power and electrical sectors. The government is taking every possible step to promote biomass as an alternative fuel to reduce emissions and combustion. It is carbon neutral because it is
expected not to emit any greenhouse gases during its lifespan. Using agricultural waste in your boilers and controlling the heat is another way to reduce emissions. You either briquette it, fail at it or use it as fuel. So, you keep using that renewable form that keeps you competitive. This has been aided somewhat by rising global coal prices.
Investments in RE for power generation
On the other hand, renewable energy is gaining traction in the field of power generation. Renewable energy investments typically do not have high maintenance costs. You must invest in high-initial-cost renewable energy sources while deferring maintenance for another 25 years. As a result, the government and industry are constantly focusing on increasing solar and renewable energy investments. Snare investments in solar power have been made.

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to personalize your experience. By continuing to visit this website you agree to our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Tags: Power Talk
Power Talk
Webinar
Webinar
Android App
Android App
EPR eMagazine April 2024
EPR eMagazine April 2024
EPR eMagazine April 2024

Events

Middle East Energy Dubai
Middle East Energy Dubai
RenewX India
RenewX India
International Geotechnical Innovation Conference
International Geotechnical Innovation Conference
POWERGEN India
POWERGEN India
EL Asia
EL Asia
Global Energy Digitalisation Conclave
Global Energy Digitalisation Conclave
World battery and energy storage industry expo
World battery and energy storage industry expo
Green Hydrogen Summit
Green Hydrogen Summit
Windergy
Windergy

Our Sponsors

Rayzon Solar Pvt Ltd
Rayzon Solar Pvt Ltd
Doble Engineering
Doble Engineering
Allied Power Solutions
Allied Power Solutions
Nirmal
Nirmal
KEI Industries Limited
KEI Industries Limited
Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd
Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd
Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
Icon Solar-En Power
Icon Solar-En Power
Novasys
Novasys
Testo India
Testo India
Mecc-Alte India
Mecc-Alte India
Newtech Switchgear
Newtech Switchgear
Triveni Turbine ltd
Triveni Turbine ltd
Aeron Composite Pvt Ltd
Aeron Composite Pvt Ltd
Winsun
Winsun
A-1 ELECTRICALS
A-1 ELECTRICALS
Allied Moulded Enclosure Products
Allied Moulded Enclosure Products
ANUSHREE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
ANUSHREE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
Ashone Technologies
Ashone Technologies
Citroen Switchgears Pvt. Ltd.
Citroen Switchgears Pvt. Ltd.
Electrotherm
Electrotherm
KVTEK Power Systems
KVTEK Power Systems
MENNEKES Electric India
MENNEKES Electric India
Om Technical Solutions
Om Technical Solutions
PRAMA HIKVISION INDIA
PRAMA HIKVISION INDIA
Motwane Manufacturing
Motwane Manufacturing