Monthly Archives: December 2012

Feedwater Heater Factors to Consider for Heat Rate Reduction

With increased attention on improving bottom-line performance, heat rate is a key concern for every power plant. Many operators have found that focusing on effective feedwater heater level control – and its role within a power plant’s basic power cycle … Continue reading

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The Impact of Feedwater Heater Operation on Fuel Costs: Level Control Considerations

The ability to decrease a power plant’s heat rate can have a profound effect on fuel costs. Optimizing the water level of your feedwater heaters is an effective way to achieve this objective. However, a basic familiarity with feedwater operation … Continue reading

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Heat Rate Awareness: What You Need to Know to Reduce Fuel Costs

The advent of climate change protocols and the Clean Air Act has put fossil fuels in the forefront of the political debate. Adhering to these standards while improving bottom-line performance has made heat rate a common term at all power … Continue reading

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