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PLANT PERFORMANCE

MONITORING AND ANALYSIS
Shrinking fuel resources, CO2 pressures and volatile fuel prices
have forced everyone in the power sector to minimize the cost
of power generation without compromising on the productivity.
Maximizing the efficiency with which the fuel is converted
into electricity has become the priority in the power industry.
Therefore, today the power sector strategy has shifted from
“Generation Maximization” to “Performance optimization &
Generation maximization”.
Equipment performance of power plants or any process
industry degrades with time and with the influence of its
working environment. However, it can be addressed by properly
identifying and closely monitoring the system using the process
mathematical models or using input output methods.
Plant Performance Monitoring is an offering under Kalkitech’s
Eltrix Generation Optimization - it is a state of art real time
performance monitoring solution extensively used by various
power generation utilities having Thermal, Gas, Combined cycle,
Co-generation and Hydro generation.

KEY FUNCTIONS KEY FEATURES
● Efficiency calculation of primary & auxiliary equipments in a ● Build plant equipment & connectivity models from Eltrix
power plant model builder by simple drag-drop operations
● Identify equipment de-gradation and controllable losses ● Option to import the model from external system like DCS
● Define Key Performance Indicator linked to plant efficiency over an OPC-UA interface
and monitor online ● Creation of measurement & history database on a button click
● Performance Calculation templates, standard templates
● Heat balance analysis
available based on ASME-PTC
● Validation of process data and accounting of instrumentation
● Quick generation of performance calculations by applying
errors
calculation templates on Plant equipment & connectivity
● Overall Power Plant Performance & expected performance model
● Impact & What if Analysis on Plant Performance ● Validation & reconciliation techniques to ensure the quality
● Semantic models of plant equipments and connectivity & consistency of measurements
● Seamless Integration with plant control & monitoring ● Substitution based on curve fitting in case of faulty field in-
systems like DCS/DAS systems struments
● Calculation done on a moving window to ensure the steady
state and accurate values
Equipments Under ● Calculation outputs can be exchanged with external sys-
Performance Calculation tems like ERP, Asset Management or Plant MIS
● Capability to handle multiple generating units & plants
● Heat Recovery Steam Generators ● Engines ● Eltrix Web Portal provides a web based interface to visual-
• Economizers ● Hydro Turbine ize Plant Performance data on real time over a rich set of
• Super-Heaters ● Condenser plant mimics
• Evaporators ● Feedwater Heater ● Rich set of reports, charts and analytics on plant perfor-
● Steam Turbine ● Deaerators mance data
• Heat balance analysis ● Air Heater
● Boiler ● Pump The challenge is both to improve the performance of the
• Heat balance analysis ● Cooling Tower existing generating plant stock and to build enough –
● Gas Turbine
but not too much – new generation and transmission
• Heat Balance Analysis
capacity to meet growth in demand…
World Energy Council

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PLANT PERFORMANCE
MONITORING AND ANALYSIS
Analysis Functions applied ASME PTC Codes
• Heat-Balance Analysis
• Impact Analysis on overall Plant Performance PTC 4.4 HSRG ASME
• What-if Analysis on individual equipment performance PTC 12.2 Condenser ASME

PTC 6.1 Steam Turbine ASME

PTC 22 Gas Turbine ASME

PTC 12.1 Closed feed water heaters ASME

PTC 4.1 Steam Generator ASME

PTC 4.3 Air Heater ASME

PTC 46 Overall plant performance ASME

PTC 12.3 De-aerator ASME

PTC 18 Hydraulic Turbine & Pump
The table shows a reference list of some of the applied ASME PTC Codes. Standard
calculation templates available comply to ASME PTC codes and there is a provision for
user to create their own templates with custom calculation.

PPC Model Builder

Components ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
Eltrix Engineering Editor is a rich client interface which Performance calculation, monitoring and analysis deliver certain
allows you to configure your plant data, build equipment and additional values when integrated with other solutions within the power
connectivity models, generate measurement and history plant eco system
database, input plant design values and fit correlation curves, ● Performance Optimization to improve efficiency by reducing heat
configure OPC UA/ OPC DA interface for real-time & history losses
data that needs to be exchanged with external systems. ● Equipment Stress monitoring, diagnosis and lifetime monitoring
● Reliability Centric Plant Maintenance and minimizing Plant down
Eltrix Runtime Server performs the real time data update, times
objects oriented storage & retrieval of data, performance/
efficiency computations, with analysis functions. It has an OPC
UA/DA communication driver which writes back the output data
to external system over a TCP/IP or Web Service transportation
Analysis
layer.

Eltrix Decision Portal is the end user interface for plant
operators or managers to visualize & analyze the plant
Eltrix
performance data, its impacts over rich set of plant mimic,
charts and reports. You can create information dashboards to
monitor key performance indicators and the support of Web 2.0
Optimization Diagnosis
technology makes it possible to deliver time critical information
over a standard web client.

Plant Performance Life Cycle

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