The PSV-GSPP-SOF software has been designed by EDIBON with the aim of showing the user the basic principles of operation of Brayton cycle gas turbine power plants, exposing in a didactic way the elements and parameters present in the generation process, as well as the interrelations between these parameters through the mathematical models integrated in the simulator.
The basic principle of gas turbine power plants is to transform the intrinsic energy of a fuel into electrical energy to be delivered to the grid. Likewise, the application offers different levels of training that will provide the user with the essential knowledge and skills on the fundamental principles of control, 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 parameters.
With regard to the configurable conditions, the system has been designed so that the user can select different types of fossil fuel (Natural Gas, Kerosene, Propane, Butane or Hydrogen), associated with a certain calorific value, according to the values handled in real plants. Consequently, he may himself define the heating capacity provided in the combustion chamber.
The software is designed to supply energy based on the real electrical demand, so that the student establishes the electrical power and, with it, the working regime of the plant. Consequently, variations will be observed in the flow of fuel introduced into the combustion chamber, defined from the mathematical model of a gas turbine based on the Brayton cycle, characteristic of these thermal power plants. In this model, the thermal energy transferred to the fluid through the fuel will be established according to the operating temperatures, shown at all times on the main screen, within the reach of the user.