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Author Smock, R. W.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS ♦ FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS ♦ CONTROL SYSTEMS ♦ ANALOG SYSTEMS ♦ COAL ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ COST ♦ DATA ACQUISITION ♦ DIGITAL SYSTEMS ♦ INSTALLATION ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ FOSSIL FUELS ♦ FUELS ♦ POWER PLANTS ♦ THERMAL POWER PLANTS 200104* -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Components ♦ Fossil-Fueled Power PlantsEconomics
Abstract Experience at 8 large installations during the past 6 years shows that direct digital control (DDC) of power plants works, but it is not shown that DDC is superior to a sophisticated analog control system in terms of improved power plant performance or cost. DDC systems are shown to be as reliable as analog controls. Brief descriptions and experiences are given for the DDC systems on the following power plants: Louisiana Power and Light (2 plants); Pacific Gas and Electric; Columbus and Southern Ohio; Dallas Power and Light; Texas Power and Light; and Pennsylvania Power and Light (2 plants). (MCW)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1977-10-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Electr. Light Power
Volume Number 55
Issue Number 10


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