On the optimization of peat burning plants
A systematic approach for seeking and selecting optimization objectives for small and middle-sized peat burning plants has been proposed. The main possibilities available for plant optimization have been stated and discussed referring to the example plant. Partly qualitative and partly quantitative grounds for employing a new component, the pre-dryer of the peat, have been found and considered to be adequate for laboratory scale studies. Preliminary results appear to be favourable.
A model for seeking optimal plant compositions for a two-fuel plant has been introduced. The model allows numerical studies of the expectable profitability of different plant compositions for future peat-oil plants, thus accomplishing the previous discussion on plant optimization.
Future studies concerning peat burning plants will concentrate on studying mechanisms of enlargements for heating plants subject to given demand characteristics.
KeywordsDemand Curve Fuel Cost Fuel Price Plant Composition Cost Type
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