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TECHNICAL BRIEFS: Papers in Thermofluid Area

Application of a Model Reference Adaptive Algorithm to the Combustion Control of a Power Unit Boiler

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R. Fernandez del Busto, E. N. Sanchez, R. Urbieta

Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62000, Mexico

H. Kaufman

ECSE Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. 12181

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 107(4), 290-291 (Dec 01, 1985) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3140738 History: Received November 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

An application of a model reference adaptive control algorithm to the combustion control of a 300 MW power unit boiler is presented. The primary process variable to control under this scheme is the main steam pressure. The objective of this implementation is the reduction of steam pressure sensitivity to load variation. A comparison between the plant behavior with classical PID combustion control and the adaptive algorithm shows than the latter scheme produces a smoother response.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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