Modelling and simulating fire tube boiler performance

K. Sørensen, T. Condra, Niels Houbak, C. Karstensen

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A model for a flue gas boiler covering the flue gas and the water-/steam side has been formulated. The model has been formulated as a number of sub models that are merged into an overall model for the complete boiler. Sub models have been defined for the furnace, the convection zone (split in 2: a zone submerged in water and a zone covered by steam), a model for the material in the boiler (the steel) and 2 models for resp. the water/steam zone (the boiling) and the steam. The dynamic model has been developed as a number of Differential-Algebraic-Equation system (DAE). Subsequently MatLab/Simulink has been applied for carrying out the simulations. To be able to verify the simulated results experiments has been carried out on a full scale boiler plant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SIMS 2003 - 44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationSweden, ISBN 91-631-4716-5.
PublisherMalardalen University
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling (SIMS 2003) - Malardalen University, Vesterås, Sweden
Duration: 18 Sep 200319 Sep 2003
Conference number: 44


Conference44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling (SIMS 2003)
LocationMalardalen University

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