There are many ways to monitor the performance of power generation equipment. I’d like to know what people are doing out there.
How do you monitor your performance? (I’m talking thermal performance – heat rate, efficiency, capacity, effectiveness, etc.)
Do you have a complete system, such as those provided by EtaPro, GE, Emerson, Rosemount, or others?
Do you use spreadsheets, built either by yourselves, or consultants (such as myself)?
Are your spreadsheet solutions linked into real-time data, or do they depend on manual information?
Are your operators involved in the process?
I’ve setup a poll here on my site for you to answer, or you can respond by adding a comment.
I’d like to hear what you have to say, as would many of my other readers, who may be looking to implement new programs.
Thank you for your input!