Supercritical Power Plant¶
Supercritical Power Plant Flowsheet Example¶
This example is to demonstrate a supercritical pulverized coal power plant model. The power plant consists of two major sub-systems (or flowsheets), a boiler heat exchanger network and a steam cycle. This jupyter notebook provides the workflow to import the steam cycle flowsheet, import the boiler heat exchanger network, connect and run both the flowsheets, and display the main results.
2. Model Description¶
The case study demonstrated here is for a ~620MW gross power output. The process flow diagram is shown in section 3 of this jupyter notebook. Figure 1 shows the boiler heat exchanger network, while, figure 2 shows the steam cycle system.
The streams connecting both the flowsheets are:
a) The main steam: that connects the boiler attemperator to the throttle valves of the high pressure turbine b) The cold reheat: that connects the final stage of the high pressure turbine to the boiler reheater
c) The hot reheat: that connects the boiler reheater to the intermediate pressure turbine
d) The main feed water: that connects the last feed water heater to the boiler economizer
To get a more detailed description of the power plant flowsheet, review the
SCPC_full_plant.py file. For details in terms of specific power plant units (for example dimensions, parameters, and variables), more information can be found at
from IPython.display import SVG, display display('Boiler subsystem PFD', SVG(filename='Boiler_scpc_PFD.svg'), 'Steam Cycle subsystem PFD', SVG(filename='supercritical_steam_cycle.svg'))
'Boiler subsystem PFD'
'Steam Cycle subsystem PFD'