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Optimizing Level Control - Combined Cycle Gas Turbines

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Applying accurate liquid level control instrumentation can help power generating companies recognize the full performance and cost benefits of our technologies on critical combined cycle power plant level applications including the steam drums.
Our focus is multifaceted: to provide reliable, accurate and easily maintainable level measurement solutions on all applications regardless of their complexity while, at the same time, leveraging the attributes of our technologies to optimize plant operations and lower engineering and design costs.

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Optimizing Level Control - Combined Cycle Gas Turbines

  1. 1. Points of Interest:  Reduce instrumentation hardware complexity  Eliminate peripheral engineering and design costs  Improved insight into drum behavior by measuring the “actual” level  Eliminate instrument induced errors, calibration anomalies and process dynamics from the level measurement equation  Balance of plant level solutions  Support services & training Chip Miller Miller Energy, Inc 3200 South Clinton Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908)755-6700 cmiller@millerenergy.com www.millerenergy.com Miller Energy, Inc in conjunction with Magnetrol® and Orion Instruments® works closely with the Power Industry to help plants and EPC’s realize the full performance and cost benefits of our technologies on critical combined cycle power plant level applications including the steam drums. Our focus is multifaceted: to provide reliable, accurate and easily maintainable level measurement solutions on all applications regardless of their complexity while, at the same time, leveraging the attributes of our technologies to optimize plant operations and lower engineering and design costs. From an engineering perspective there are additional costs associated with implementing more traditional level control technologies (DP or Conductivity) as compared to a Guided Wave Radar (GWR) solution on steam drums. A cost analysis conducted jointly with customers and OEM manufacturers reveals that EPC’s like yourself can realize a 25% to 35% overall savings by addressing the peripheral cost of a Differential Pressure (DP) measurement with a Guided Wave Radar solution. The hardware complexity, installation and software and commissioning efforts contribute to the overall costs on the front end. Conductivity probe technology, valued for its high pressure and temperature handling capabilities, is a commonly employed measurement on steam drums. As with sight gauges, they provide a needed service, but little in the way of performance enhancement. The lack of a continuous output signal coupled with the proximity of adjacent probes hamper an operators ability to optimize level control during critical periods. This technology does not share some of the hidden costs associated with DP; however, the initial/upfront cost and subsequent repair costs can weigh heavily on a plant’s budget. How can we help? Advancements in Steam Drum Level Control We would like to schedule a short visit with you and your team to discuss the recent advancements we have made in our Eclipse Guided Wave Radar technology relative to steam drum level control and how we have helped others improve performance while reducing front-end engineering and design as well as long-term maintenance costs. This is not a sales presentation, but rather a close look at a cost analysis from an EPC firm’s perspective as well as an end user’s relative to cost and performance. Look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Chip Miller Miller Energy, Inc., Magnetrol® International, Incorporated and Orion Instruments® , LLC March 21, 2016 Optimizing Level Control - CCGT

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