Power plants using steam are a very popular system today. To develop a construction of power plant system requires an accurate analysis in determining operating parameters as expected. Designing with manual calculations certainly requires a very long time. One of faster method use a thermodynamic simulation system such as a Gate Cycle. The goal of this research was to simulate a steam power plant to produce 25 MW net electric power and to investigate the effect of an increasing of main steam temperature, main steam pressure and condenser pressure on electrical power and thermal efficiency. The simulation was done using the main input data of simulation were tempe rature of 5350C, pressure of 89 bar, condenser pressure of 0.084 bar and heating value of low rank coal of 3800 kcal/kg. The main steam temperature was varied of 515; 535; 555 and 5750C. The main steam pressure was varied of 79; 89; 99 and 120 bar, The condenser pressure was varied at 0.064; 0.074; 0.084 and 0.094 bar. The simulation results showed the net electric power produced of 25.8 MW on the main input data. An increasing of the main steam temperature and the main steam pressure would increase the net electrical power and the thermal efficiency but an increasing of condenser pressure would decrease the net electrical power and the thermal efficiency.
Vidian, F., & Tomi. (2019). Simulation of 25 MWe steam power plants using gate cycle. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8(6), 2326–2330. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.F8624.088619