Utilization of Drum Boilers’ Storage Capacity for Flexible Operation

Yrjö Majanne, Timo Yli-Fossi, Timo Korpela, Maria Nurmoranta, Jukka Kortela

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Due to increasing amount of intermittent and uncontrollable renewable energy production and reducing amount of stabilizing inertia in power systems, requirements for improved dynamic performance of controllable steam boilers will increase remarkably. Load tracking capacity of steam boilers consists of utilization of fast responding energy storages in boiler structures and change rate of available combustion power. This paper presents results of a simulation based dynamic analysis of the transient operation of a steam boiler exposed to fast load change. The results are evaluated against the requirements set by the maximum allowed thermal stresses in boiler structures and stability of steam parameters set by steam turbine operation. This project is a part of the FLEXe (Flexible Future Energy Systems) research program coordinated by CLIC Innovation Ltd and funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation TEKES.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th IFAC World Congress
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFAC World Congress - Toulouse, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
Conference number: 20

Publication series

PublisherElsevier Pergamon
ISSN (Print)2405-8963


ConferenceIFAC World Congress
Abbreviated titleIFAC


  • Boilers
  • dynamic simulation
  • load control
  • thermal stability
  • transient analysis

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