Technical Papers


The following is a sampling of technical publications which explain general techniques useful for thermal performance engineering, and those developed for real-fuel / real-time monitoring using Input/Loss. Please note that all ASME papers (**) are posted here by permission of ASME for personal use only; additional reproduction, redistribution, or transmission in either print or digital form is not permitted without ASME’s prior written permission.
 

  1. Introduction to the Input/Loss Method
    View Paper (599KB PDF)
    View Video Presentation
     
  2. Detection of Tube Leaks and Their Location Using Input/Loss Methods
    View Paper (643KB PDF), © 2004 ASME**.   ASME Prime Movers Committee Award Recipient
    View Video Presentation
     
  3. Fuel Consumption Index for Proper Monitoring of Power Plants - Revisited
    View Paper (400KB PDF), © 2002 ASME**.
    View Video Presentation
     
  4. Performance Improvements at the Boardman Coal Plant as a Result of Testing and Input/Loss Monitoring
    View Paper (966KB PDF), © 2002 ASME**.
     
  5. Practical Experience with the Input/Loss Method as Applied to a CFB Power Plant
    View Paper and Award (1141KB PDF), © 1999 ASME**.  
    This plant won Power Magazine’s Powerplant of the Year Award

     
  6. The Monitoring of Coal-Fired Power Plants Using The Input/Loss Method - Part III (also see ”Errors…” paper)
    View Paper (295KB PDF), © 2000, 2009 ASME**.
     
  7. Discord in Boiler Efficiency Standards and Calorimetric Temperature (Part III Supplement, also see ”Errors …” papers)
    View Paper (150KB PDF)
     
  8. The Monitoring of Coal-Fired Power Plants Using The Input/Loss Method - Part IV
    View Paper (287KB PDF), © 2004 ASME**.
     
  9. An Oxy-Hydrocarbon Model of Fossil Fuels
    View Paper (5.5MB PDF), © 2007 ASME**.
    View Video Presentation
     
  10. Monitoring and Improving Coal Fired Power Plants Using the Input/Loss Method - Part V
    (Verification of Performance Monitoring Systems)

    View Paper (2.5MB PDF), © 2007, 2008 ASME**.
    View Video Presentation
     
  11. What's Wrong with Thermal Performance Engineering?
    View Paper (2.6MB PDF), © 2007 ASME**.
     
  12. Errors in Boiler Efficiency Standards
    View Revision 30 of Paper (284KB PDF), © 2009 ASME**.
    View "ASME Power 2009 Presentation" (880KB PDF)
     
  13. Determining HP-IP Turbine Seal Leakage
    View Paper (1027KB PDF), © 2010 ASME**.
    View Sample Excel spreadsheet using Btu (US Customary) units, requires Steam Tables* (244KB XLS)

    View Sample Excel spreadsheet using SI units, requires Steam Tables* (272KB XLS)
    *The Steam Tables required can be replaced with your customary Software Add-Ins.  Alternatively, the Steam Tables used in these sheets can be purchased from Exergetic Systems.
     
  14. Study of the Thermodynamics of Pulverizers
    View Paper (2338KB PDF), © 2011 ASME**.
     
  15. Sorbent Thermodynamic Properties Developed for Portland General Electric
    View Paper (704KB PDF)
     
  16. Verified Knowledge of Your Fossil-Fired Power Plant,
    View Paper (828KB PDF), with permission from the International Clean Energy Conference, Smart Power Generation Forum, Beijing, China, May 16-17, 2019.
     

 

 
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