CCS and Power Systems

Crosscutting Research - Coal Utilization Science

Model-Based Sensor Placement for Component Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Fossil Energy

Performer: Texas Tech University System

Project No: FE0005749

Project Description

This project will identify a comprehensive list of probable faults in a typical Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant. More detailed failure modes will be included for critical components such as the gasifier. Structural changes to the Aspen Dynamics model will be made to incorporate simulation models for identified faults. Sensor placement algorithms for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis on the enhanced plant-wide dynamic model of an IGCC will be developed and tested to identify the best sensor placements. Finally, findings will be reported which demonstrate how the work is extendable to similar fossil energy plants.

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