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Title: An On-Line Integrated Control System for Reducing Coal Costs and Coal-Related Emissions: Coal Blend Automation System (CBAS)

In 1995, TransAlta Utilities and Dairyland Power agreed to participate in a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate a power plant optimization software product developed by Praxis Engineers, Inc. The product, the Plant Environmental and Cost Optimization System (PECOS{trademark}), considers the power plant in its entirety from coal receipts and yard management to solid by-products and emissions. Its basic goal is to minimize the controllable costs of power generation. PECOS does so by performing an on-line analysis of all operations and their co-optimization to achieve a minimum generation cost. The software acts as an advisor to the plant operators and computes settings that achieve this goal. A general schematic of PECOS is given.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
16964
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/95254-98/C0926; CONF-970772--
ON: DE98051622; TRN: US200432%%340
DOE Contract Number:
AC22-95PC95254
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advanced Coal-Based Power and Environmental Systems '97 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (US), 07/22/1997--07/24/1997; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98051622; PBD: 31 Dec 1997
Research Org:
Praxis Engineers, Inc., Milpitas, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AUTOMATION; BY-PRODUCTS; COAL; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENGINEERS; MANAGEMENT; OPTIMIZATION; POWER GENERATION; POWER PLANTS