Tag Archives: Thermal Efficiency

The Impact of Instrument-Induced Errors on Heat Rate

A key way to reduce a power plant’s heat rate – and fuel costs – is to ensure accurate level control within its feedwater heaters. Although many physical anomalies can degrade feedwater heater performance, many older power plants use outdated … Continue reading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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