Improvement of load-following capacity of grate boilers based on the combustion power soft-sensor

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For improving the load-following capacity of existing grate boiler units, a model predictive control concept based on the combustion power soft-sensor is developed. Because the combustion power estimation has a very quick response to the primary air flow input, the load-following speed of the boiler control system will be improved considerably. The proposed model predictive control strategy is tested with the BioPower 5 combined heat and power plant data and the results are presented, analyzed, and discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFUB - 11th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers, INFUB-11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers - Albufeira, Portugal
Duration: 18 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameEnergy Procedia
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN (Print)1876-6102


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers
Abbreviated titleINFUB

    Research areas

  • capacity, combustion, grate, load, power, soft-sensor

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