Development of operation support system for coal gasifier

Ken Ichi Tokoro, Hiroaki Watanabe, Isamu Watanabe, Saburo Hara

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IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) is expected to be one of the major power generating systems in the next generation. However, there are a number of problems to be solved before IGCC is fit for commercial use. One such problem is that of establishing the operation technology of the gasifier. The operation technology of the gasifier is indispensable to achieving a good balance between efficiency and availability. However this operation technology has yet to be established. We therefore developed an operation support system that finds the optimal control parameters of the gasifier, i.e. air ratio and coal feeding ratio, that maximize a calorific value of syngas, and maintain an adequate combustor temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1088+15
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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