Real-time adaptive control of electrical power and enthalpy for a 750 MW once-through boiler

Unbehauen H., Keuchel U., Kocaarslan İ.

International Conference on CONTROL '91, Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 25 - 28 March 1991, vol.1, pp.42-47 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-47
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


For the improvement of the installed conventional control equipment of a 750 MW power station a new concept using an adaptive control scheme for enthalpy and electrical power control of a once-through boiler has been proposed and implemented. Results of real-time experiments show that the new control strategy exhibits promising results under all operating conditions. It could be shown that adaptive boiler control saves fuel, increases efficiency and guarantees an uninform steam quality.