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Optimisation of industrial processes at supervisory level application to control of thermal power plants : application to control of thermal power plants

Saez, D. and Cipriano, A. and Ordys, A.W. (2002) Optimisation of industrial processes at supervisory level application to control of thermal power plants : application to control of thermal power plants. Advances in Industrial Control . Springer. ISBN 9781852333867

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Abstract

In the increasingly competitive modern world, the industrial sector faces new challenges such as improving productivity and reducing costs while taking into account the process operational constraints. As energy demand increases in many countries, especially in big cities where the environmental concerns are very important and resources to produce energy are limited, the efficiency of operation of power plants becomes of paramount importance. Under this scenario, this book presents new methodologies to improve power plants' efficiency, by using automatic control algorithms. This will lead to an improvement in the generation of companies' profit and also in the quality of their final product.