Data Collection

Design parameter data were collected from reference plant operation manuals for comparison with actual plant data in the case study. Actual performance of the case study were analyzed using operational data for 1 year operation period for maxi­mum continuous rating (MCR). MCR is defined as the maximum output that a plant is capable of producing continuously under normal conditions over a year. Under ideal conditions, the actual output could be higher than the MCR [15]. Data col­lected included; mass flow rates, pressures and temperatures of system components, gross power generated, net power generated, power consumed, desalinated water production, and seawater consumption.

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