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Optimal Operation of a Diesel Engine Cogeneration Plant Including a Heat Storage Tank

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K. Ito, R. Yokoyama, T. Shiba

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Osaka Prefectural University, Osaka 593, Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 114(4), 687-694 (Oct 01, 1992) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906643 History: Received November 19, 1990; Revised August 20, 1991; Online April 24, 2008

Abstract

The effect of heat storage on a cogeneration plant is investigated using a mathematical programming approach. For a diesel engine plant, an optimal planning method is presented by which the operational policy of constituent equipment is determined together with the charging history of a heat storage tank so as to minimize the daily operational cost. An algorithm is designed to solve this optimization problem efficiently by combining the dynamic programming method with the mixed-integer programming one. Through a case study, it is made clear how the volume of the heat storage tank influences the daily operational policy and the long-term economy of the total plant.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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