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Robust Control of Speed and Temperature in a Power Plant Gas Turbine

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions.  All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.

Abstract: In this paper, an H∞ robust controller has been designed for an identified model of Montazer Ghaem power plant gas turbine (GE9001E). In design phase, a linear model (ARX model) which is obtained using real data Dollarphotoclub_56159073-electrify2has been applied. Since the turbine has been used in a combined cycle power plant, its speed and also the exhaust gas temperature should be adjusted simultaneously by controlling fuel signals and compressor inlet guide vane (IGV) position. Considering the limitations on the system inputs, the aim of the control is to maintain the turbine speed and the exhaust gas temperature within desired interval under uncertainties and load demand disturbances. Simulation results of applying the proposed robust controller on the nonlinear model of the system (NARX model), fairly fulfilled the predefined aims. Simulations also show the improvement in the performance compared to MPC and PID controllers for the same conditions.

 

General schematic of a heat recovery power plant in a combined cycle General schematic of a heat recovery power plant in a combined cycle

 

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