The operation and structure of biomass plants are based on the Rankine steam cycle, with the characteristic that the fuel burned in the boiler is organic matter called biomass, serving as a type of energy that can be considered renewable. In this way, through adequate control of combustion, supply will be adapted to the daily demand profile, providing flexibility between generation and consumption. You can experience this flexibility of operation thanks to the simulation software PSV-BPP-SOF, with which you will test a multitude of practices and generation situations.
The PSV-BPP-SOF software has been designed by EDIBON with the aim of showing the user the basic principles of operation of Rankine cycle biomass power plants, presenting in a didactic way the elements and parameters present in the generation process, as well as the interrelations between these parameters by means of the mathematical models integrated in the simulator.
The basic principle of biomass power plants is to transform the intrinsic energy of a fuel that can be considered renewable into electrical energy that will be delivered to the grid. Thus, the application offers different levels of training that will provide the user with the essential knowledge and skills on the fundamental principles of operation and functioning of thermal power plants, where this energy transformation takes place. In this way it will be possible to carry out a previous configuration of the operating conditions of the plant, to later carry out the control and management based on these factors.
By means of this software the student will be able to understand that every thermal cycle of power generation or thermal machine can be represented as a function of the net generated power and the incoming or outgoing thermal powers, according to the fundamental equations of thermodynamics for each element and thermal process of the cycle.
With regard to the configurable conditions, the system has been designed so that the user can choose between different types of biomass, i.e. raw material, associated with a certain calorific value, according to the values handled in real plants. In addition, the possibility of configuring the composition of the raw material by modifying the concentrations of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen at will is provided, in order to evaluate the behaviour of a specific compound.