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Plant Specific Data Requirements

The table below lists the types of data required in creating a typical, full-scope,
combined cycle simulator.
Table: Data Requirements List
Plant System
Gas Turbine/
Cooling Air/
Air
Compressors

Item

Data Required

Physical Parameters ( Geometry )


Schematics
Operating Manuals
Design Manuals
Isometric data
Operating Data at different power levels
Coordinated control System description and logic
diagrams
Fuel System
Natural Gas
Schematics
Operating data
Operation Manual
Design Manual
Logic and control diagrams
BOP Systems
Heat Balance
Plant performance model calculation with nominal
parameters for the balance of plant systems
Results of plant performance tests with the results
of the balance of plant systems parameters
measurements
Calculated heat balance data rated for 30, 50, 75,
100 percent load , and at following conditions:
control valves wide open, control load, at the top of
the startup ramp, at the bottom of the startup
ramp)
Data run of main monitored plant parameters at
various loads, including steam flow, temperature
and pressure, condenser pressure, condensate flow,
circulating water flow and temperature, heaters
temperatures, deaerator pressure, feedwater flow
and temperature, generator output.
Flow rates/dosing rates, Concentrations
Steam Turbine
Turbine vendor manuals

Plant System

Item

Data Required
Turbine electro-hydraulic control manual
Turbine bearings vibrations, bearings temperatures
and turbine casing metal temperatures data for
various regimes and other available Turbine
Supervisory Instrumentation System data
Turbine Control Valves performance curves (steam
flow rate vs. valve position)
Steam Turbine Performance Kit (thermal kit)
Data on Lube and Hydraulic oil systems.

Operating
Manuals
Operation manuals if available for each system to
be simulated, defining the regimes of the system
operation and the system equipment status in these
regimes
Operating procedures for main transients: Unit
Startup, Shutdown, Turbine Roll-Up, Generator
Synchronization, etc.
Operating logs (if available)
Piping
Piping Diameters
Piping isometrics with lengths of pipelines and
locations of equipment
pipe schedules
wall thickness
Orificing and pressure loss coefficients
Breakers
Logic and Control Drawings
Description of types
Pumps
/Fans /Motors
Logic and Control Drawings
Physical parameters
Schematic Drawings
Head Curve
NPSH
Efficiency Curve
Power Curve
Power Supply
Run up / Run Down time
Valves
flow rate vs. valve position for non-linear valves
C-V curves
Logic and Control Drawings, including component
description, biases, gains, setpoints, delays,
function generators, etc.
Schematic Drawings
Tags
Type
Location

Plant System

Item

Data Required
Flow Capacity
Size
MOV
A. Control Power
B. Motor Power
C. Stroke Time
AOV
A. Stroke Time
B. Instrument air supply data
C. Type- pressurize to open / close
D. Pressure to start opening or closing
E. Pressure at full open or closed
SOV
A. Stroke Time
B. Power Supply
C. Fail type on loss of power
CHECK VALVES
A. DP to start opening
B. DP at full open

Relief Valves
Pressure Setpoints
Gas/Steam
Turbine

(As applicable)
Turbine and generator vendor manuals
Turbine control manual
Turbine Gas flow & pressure
Turbine Cooling air
Turbine Gas compressor data
Turbine start up characteristics
Turbine/Generator bearings vibrations, bearings
temperatures and turbine casing metal
temperatures data for various regimes and other
available Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation
System data
Turbine Control Valves performance curves (steam
flow rate vs. valve position)
Turbine Performance Kit (thermal kit)
Compressor Design and operation manuals

Electrical
Grid System parameters (ranges)
Generator performance curves
Stator Cooling system data
Exciter system data
Generator and unit Protection Logic and relay
settings
Electrical system design data,
Including one-line diagrams (or three-line diagrams)
for in-house & switchyard, DC and Battery Chargers
Metering and relaying three-line diagrams
Protective relay settings

Plant System

Item
Tanks

Data Required
Physical parameters

Heat
Exchangers
Schematic Drawings
Physical parameters
Design Sheets
Transmitters

DCS*

Power Supply
Ranges / Limits
* Specific requirements may depend on specific
DCS
I/O Point List
Functional Diagrams
Control Logic Diagrams or Files (configuration)
All Operator Displays print-Screens
Operating and Design manuals and documentation
(complete reference plant specific set of DCS
manuals in paper or softcopy)