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A Comparison Study on the Improved Operation Strategy for a Parabolic trough Solar Power Plant in Spain

Al-Maliki, Wisam Abed Kattea ; Al-Hasnawi, Adnan G. Tuaamah ; Abdul Wahhab, Hasanain Adnan ; Alobaid, Falah ; Epple, Bernd (2022)
A Comparison Study on the Improved Operation Strategy for a Parabolic trough Solar Power Plant in Spain.
In: Applied Sciences, 2022, 11 (20)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00020787
Article, Secondary publication, Publisher's Version

Abstract

The present work focuses on the development of a detailed dynamic model of an existing parabolic trough solar power plant (PTSPP) in Spain. This work is the first attempt to analyse the dynamic interaction of all parts, including solar field (SF), thermal storage system (TSS) and power block (PB), and describes the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and steam/water paths in detail. Advanced control circuits, including drum level, economiser water bypass, attemperator and steam bypass controllers, are also included. The parabolic trough power plant is modelled using Advanced Process Simulation Software (APROS). An accurate description of control structures and operation strategy is necessary in order to achieve a reasonable dynamic response. This model would help to identify the best operation strategy due to DNI (direct normal irradiation) variations during the daytime. The operation strategy used in this model has also been shown to be effective compared to decisions made by operators on cloudy periods by improving power plant performance and increasing operating hours.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2022
Creators: Al-Maliki, Wisam Abed Kattea ; Al-Hasnawi, Adnan G. Tuaamah ; Abdul Wahhab, Hasanain Adnan ; Alobaid, Falah ; Epple, Bernd
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: A Comparison Study on the Improved Operation Strategy for a Parabolic trough Solar Power Plant in Spain
Language: English
Date: 2022
Year of primary publication: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Sciences
Volume of the journal: 11
Issue Number: 20
Collation: 17 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020787
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/20787
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Origin: Secondary publication via sponsored Golden Open Access
Abstract:

The present work focuses on the development of a detailed dynamic model of an existing parabolic trough solar power plant (PTSPP) in Spain. This work is the first attempt to analyse the dynamic interaction of all parts, including solar field (SF), thermal storage system (TSS) and power block (PB), and describes the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and steam/water paths in detail. Advanced control circuits, including drum level, economiser water bypass, attemperator and steam bypass controllers, are also included. The parabolic trough power plant is modelled using Advanced Process Simulation Software (APROS). An accurate description of control structures and operation strategy is necessary in order to achieve a reasonable dynamic response. This model would help to identify the best operation strategy due to DNI (direct normal irradiation) variations during the daytime. The operation strategy used in this model has also been shown to be effective compared to decisions made by operators on cloudy periods by improving power plant performance and increasing operating hours.

Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-207873
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Keywords: parabolic trough power plant; dynamic simulation; APROS; operation strategy; comparative study

Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institut für Energiesysteme und Energietechnik (EST)
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2022 12:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 05:48
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