Assessment of Remaining Useful Life of Power Plant Steam Generators – a Standardized Industrial Application
The Web based condition monitoring and diagnostic system “Boiler Fatigue Monitoring” enables on-line assessment of cumulative boiler creep and low cycle fatigue according to the European standard EN 12952-3/4 issued in 2001.
The application is employed as autonomous module as well as fully integrated into the Siemens process control system SPPA-T3000 and is becoming more and more a standard part of the power plant instrumentation and control (I&C).
The Fatigue Monitoring System (FMS) is a standard industrial application for both, new built power plants and retrofits of existing units of any kind. The system is not limited to Siemens I&C systems, it is possible to integrate FMS also into power plants with I&C systems of other suppliers. FMS is also capable for calculating the remaining lifetime for boilers designed according to the American standard ASME VIII-2.
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prognostics, applications, industrial, RUL, Steam Generator, power plant, fatigue
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) (2001). EN 12952-4, Water-tube boilers and auxiliary installations - Part 4: In-service boiler life expectancy calculations, Brussels, Belgium
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2001), ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII Division 2 (ASME VIII-2), Rules of Construction of Pressure Vessels – Alternative Rules, New York
American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA), Task Group On Cyclic Service (2003), Comparison of fatigue assessment techniques for heat recovery steam generators, Version 1-1
Kunze, U., Walz, H. (2007), Integration of Web based Diagnostic Systems into Power Plant I&C with Boiler Fatigue Monitoring as an Example (in German), Proceedings of International ETG Congress, October 23/24, Karlsruhe, Germany
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