Emory University installed new 100klb/hr boiler and 1MW steam turbine generator in summer of 2017. This was first steam turbine generator to be installed at university. Central Steam Plant consists of 4 other 100klb/hr boilers. Incorporating steam turbine generator into plant operations has introduced some unique challenges and has caused operators to change their operating methodology. The presentation will focus on the problem of maximizing steam turbine generation and steam plant efficiencies while maintaining campus reliability. Lessons learned include around running turbine during the shoulder months when steam load hovers in the 70-100klb/hr range and dealing with some upfront system design issues that surfaced after startup.Will discuss the results so far of running turbine for one year, things that would have been done differently from a design/construction perspective and what we are doing now and have future plans to continue to improve performance.
Ken Wysocki, Emory University
1800 West Park Drive, Suite 350
Westborough, MA 01581 USA
Phone +1 (508) 366-9339
Fax +1 (508) 366-0019
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