Applications and Successes – Increase Flame Temperatures
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, Standard vs. Optimized Comparison Chart, Optimization of Flame Temperature