Processing & Handling :: Thermal & Energy Management :: Power Generation & Transmission
December 1, 2013
Optimization of a Steam Network
Proper configuration of steam-turbine drivers affects power generation in petroleum refineries
C.C.S. Reddy and S.V. Naidu Andhra University G.P. Rangaiah National University of Singapore
Petroleum refineries generate power from a number of sources, including cogeneration plants and steam networks. Generally, steam networks use turbines to improve operational reliability, specifically as drivers for rotating equipment. Due to increasing energy costs, it is essential to maximize the power-generation capabilities of steam networks. This article presents a spreadsheet-based optimization model for a steam network....
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