Applications and Successes – Increase Flame Temperatures

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Increase Flame Temperatures

Problem: Optimization of a coal burning 300 MW multi-cyclone unit for consistent high flame temperatures; increase the flame temperatures to avoid forming slag, burning fuel oil, etc.

Solution: Analyze twelve months of three-minute historical data using StatSoft’s proprietary data-driven (data mining) methodologies; Identify optimized control parameter settings for Stoichiometric Ratios (S.R.), Coal flows, Primary Air, Tertiary Air, Split Secondary Air Damper Flows, etc.

Results: After dialing in StatSoft optimized settings, flame temperatures immediately responded (strongly), resulting in more stable and higher flame temperatures (cleaner combustion)

Note: The flame temperature at some of the cyclones had been abnormally and critically low for several days, requiring the burning of fuel oil (at a substantial cost) and intermittent shut-downs; flame temperatures recovered almost immediately after StatSoft’s optimized control settings were applied.

PPPR Screenshot, Line Graph, Time vs. Flame TemperaturePPPR Screenshot, Line Graph, Time vs. Flame Temperature

PPPR Screenshot, Standard vs. Optimized Comparison Chart, Optimization of Flame TemperaturePPPR Screenshot, Standard vs. Optimized Comparison Chart, Optimization of Flame Temperature

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StatSoft, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest global providers of analytic software worldwide. StatSoft is also the largest manufacturer of enterprise-wide quality control and improvement software systems in the world, and the only company capable of supporting its QC products worldwide, with wholly owned subsidiaries in all major markets (StatSoft has 23 full-service offices, on all continents), and its software is available in more than 10 languages.

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