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Title: Economically efficient operation of a power generator

Abstract

A method of operating a power generator comprises receiving, a fault code corresponding to an operating condition of the power generator being outside of an acceptable range. A generator controller determines a cost of increased maintenance or repairing damage associated with overriding the fault code and maintaining existing power output from the power generator through the operating condition. A cost of a utility fine or contractual penalty associated with shutting down the power generator is determined in response to the fault code. The generator controller compares the cost of the utility fine or contractual penalty associated with shutting down the power generator with the cost of increased maintenance or damage repair to the power generator associated with overriding the fault code and maintaining existing power output through the operating condition. In response to the comparing, the fault code is overridden continuing operation of the power generator.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502816
Patent Number(s):
10,205,322
Application Number:
15/064,197
Assignee:
Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003392
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Keene, Kevin, Fuchs, Benjamin S., and Hunt, Michelle. Economically efficient operation of a power generator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Keene, Kevin, Fuchs, Benjamin S., & Hunt, Michelle. Economically efficient operation of a power generator. United States.
Keene, Kevin, Fuchs, Benjamin S., and Hunt, Michelle. Tue . "Economically efficient operation of a power generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502816.
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title = {Economically efficient operation of a power generator},
author = {Keene, Kevin and Fuchs, Benjamin S. and Hunt, Michelle},
abstractNote = {A method of operating a power generator comprises receiving, a fault code corresponding to an operating condition of the power generator being outside of an acceptable range. A generator controller determines a cost of increased maintenance or repairing damage associated with overriding the fault code and maintaining existing power output from the power generator through the operating condition. A cost of a utility fine or contractual penalty associated with shutting down the power generator is determined in response to the fault code. The generator controller compares the cost of the utility fine or contractual penalty associated with shutting down the power generator with the cost of increased maintenance or damage repair to the power generator associated with overriding the fault code and maintaining existing power output through the operating condition. In response to the comparing, the fault code is overridden continuing operation of the power generator.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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