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Plant Availability Factor in Thermal Power Station

11/17/2017 12:16 AM

HOW TO ARRIVE / CALCULATE PLANT AVAILABIITY FACTOR OF A 500 MW THERMAL PLANT BASED ON AUX.POWER CONSUMPTION , UNIT HEAT RATE AND STATION HEAT RATE.

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11/17/2017 1:42 AM
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11/17/2017 4:17 AM

Interesting article. Odd that the table on page 2 doesn't include USA and China (or UK for that matter).

A minor point, on page 5 it says "....is related to the denominator....." when referring to the output. Output is the numerator, input is the denominator.

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11/20/2017 10:59 PM

Paragraph 5 on page 1, answers that question; "The terminology used in the United States and a few other countries is also different from the rest of the world."

In these countries, availability is more closely aligned with reliability and scheduling concerns; not efficiency as is done in the countries listed in the chart. In the US we use separate terms like economic dispatch and/or incremental cost to account for varying efficiency across different types of plants, fuel costs, operating conditions, etc..

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11/21/2017 4:37 AM

OK thanks, missed that

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11/17/2017 3:13 AM

Like this. Now do STOP SHOUTING!

How rude.

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11/20/2017 3:15 PM

Great article i was thinking about creating whole system on this basics like semiconductor diode and other components it could be usefull. But i think i need more silicon diodes in good housing with radiation emitter.

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