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Title: A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System

Abstract

In this report is described the work effort performed to provide NETL with VE-Suite based Virtual Engineering software and enhanced equipment models to support NETL's Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power generation systems. Enhancements to the software framework facilitated an important link between APECS and the virtual engineering capabilities provided by VE-Suite (e.g., equipment and process visualization, information assimilation). Model enhancements focused on improving predictions for the performance of entrained flow coal gasifiers and important auxiliary equipment (e.g., Air Separation Units) used in coal gasification systems. In addition, a Reduced Order Model generation tool and software to provide a coupling between APECS/AspenPlus and the GE GateCycle simulation system were developed. CAPE-Open model interfaces were employed where needed. The improved simulation capability is demonstrated on selected test problems. As part of the project an Advisory Panel was formed to provide guidance on the issues on which to focus the work effort. The Advisory Panel included experts from industry and academics in gasification, CO2 capture issues, process simulation and representatives from technology developers and the electric utility industry. To optimize the benefit to NETL, REI coordinated its efforts with NETL and NETL funded projects at Iowa State University, Carnegiemore » Mellon University and ANSYS/Fluent, Inc. The improved simulation capabilities incorporated into APECS will enable researchers and engineers to better understand the interactions of different equipment components, identify weaknesses and processes needing improvement and thereby allow more efficient, less expensive plants to be developed and brought on-line faster and in a more cost-effective manner. These enhancements to APECS represent an important step toward having a fully integrated environment for performing plant simulation and engineering. Furthermore, with little effort the modeling capabilities described in this report can be extended to support other DOE programs, such as ultra super critical boiler development, oxy-combustion boiler development or modifications to existing plants to include CO2 capture and sequestration.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Reaction Engineering International
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
947100
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; AIR; BOILERS; COAL; COAL GASIFICATION; ENGINEERS; GASIFICATION; IOWA; MODIFICATIONS; PERFORMANCE; POWER GENERATION; POWER SYSTEMS; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Mike Bockelie, Dave Swensen, Martin Denison, and Stanislav Borodai. A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/947100.
Mike Bockelie, Dave Swensen, Martin Denison, & Stanislav Borodai. A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System. United States. doi:10.2172/947100.
Mike Bockelie, Dave Swensen, Martin Denison, and Stanislav Borodai. Wed . "A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System". United States. doi:10.2172/947100. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/947100.
@article{osti_947100,
title = {A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System},
author = {Mike Bockelie and Dave Swensen and Martin Denison and Stanislav Borodai},
abstractNote = {In this report is described the work effort performed to provide NETL with VE-Suite based Virtual Engineering software and enhanced equipment models to support NETL's Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power generation systems. Enhancements to the software framework facilitated an important link between APECS and the virtual engineering capabilities provided by VE-Suite (e.g., equipment and process visualization, information assimilation). Model enhancements focused on improving predictions for the performance of entrained flow coal gasifiers and important auxiliary equipment (e.g., Air Separation Units) used in coal gasification systems. In addition, a Reduced Order Model generation tool and software to provide a coupling between APECS/AspenPlus and the GE GateCycle simulation system were developed. CAPE-Open model interfaces were employed where needed. The improved simulation capability is demonstrated on selected test problems. As part of the project an Advisory Panel was formed to provide guidance on the issues on which to focus the work effort. The Advisory Panel included experts from industry and academics in gasification, CO2 capture issues, process simulation and representatives from technology developers and the electric utility industry. To optimize the benefit to NETL, REI coordinated its efforts with NETL and NETL funded projects at Iowa State University, Carnegie Mellon University and ANSYS/Fluent, Inc. The improved simulation capabilities incorporated into APECS will enable researchers and engineers to better understand the interactions of different equipment components, identify weaknesses and processes needing improvement and thereby allow more efficient, less expensive plants to be developed and brought on-line faster and in a more cost-effective manner. These enhancements to APECS represent an important step toward having a fully integrated environment for performing plant simulation and engineering. Furthermore, with little effort the modeling capabilities described in this report can be extended to support other DOE programs, such as ultra super critical boiler development, oxy-combustion boiler development or modifications to existing plants to include CO2 capture and sequestration.},
doi = {10.2172/947100},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 18 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Wed Jun 18 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
}

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