Automatic Control Systems for Heat and Power Installations and Ways to Improve Them

Authors: Markov V.An., Shatrov V.I. Published: 19.10.2016
Published in issue: #5(110)/2016  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2016-5-96-116

Category: Power Engineering | Chapter: Heat Engines  
Keywords: heat and power installations, combustion engines, diesel engines, automatic management systems, automatic control systems

This article reviews the relevance of studies seeking to improve the current systems of automated management and control for heat and power installations. Based on the analysis of the materials of All-Russian Science and Engineering conference named after V.I.Krutov held in January 2016 the authors offer the synopsis of the current trends in heat and power installation management and control systems. This paper first considers management and control systems for the conventional combustion engines. Electronic control systems created with the microprocessor technology demonstrate ample benefits. These systems have a significant impact on the power and dynamic characteristics of the engines, their fuel efficiency and exhaust toxicity characteris-tics.We analyzed the current state of management and control systems development and pointed out the areas for the future research projects. This article also reviews the major challenges for the studies of diesel engine fuel injection equipment, engine operating process and engine adaptation for alternative fuel types, including bio-fuel.


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