PCS Start-up

The energy needed to start up the plant depends on the time elapsed since it was in operation and the required energy is between 200 and 1200 kWh;. The start-up phase includes the following steps:

1. Increase the pressure to 25 bar.

2. Preheat the pipes and turbine.

3. Start the turbine and reach the nominal rotating speed (100% rpm).

Подпись: Fig. 8.2 Scheme of elements and their interconnection to perform diary planning of electricity production (courtesy of C.M. Cirre, [103])

The energy needed to start up the plant is given by

Pstart = 1200 – 1000e(°’3°4-0-307’i°-4t2) [kWt] (8.21)

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