Technical Considerations for Optimizing Steam Turbine Start Ups
Thomas Reid, Manager of Engineering, TG Advisers, Inc.
Significant dispatch and cost benefits exist for steam turbines that can start up quicker.  However, there are critical design parameters that must be adhered to, particularly for vintage rotors with substantial accumulated operating history.  TG Advisers’ presentation will highlight the key technical considerations that govern steam turbine start up procedures and time.  TGA will then offer optimization options utilizing existing plant systems. These concepts will be reinforced through utility case studies.  At the conclusion of this presentation, utility attendees will walk away with key points to verify for their existing start up practices as well as target areas for startup time reductions.