Thermal Engineering

, Volume 64, Issue 5, pp 387–398 | Cite as

Enhancement of the efficiency of the automatic control system to control the thermal load of steam boilers fired with fuels of several types

  • S. K. Ismatkhodzhaev
  • V. F. Kuzishchin
Automation and Thermal Control in Power Industry


An automatic control system to control the thermal load (ACS) in a drum-type boiler under random fluctuations in the blast-furnace and coke-oven gas consumption rates and to control action on the natural gas consumption is considered. The system provides for use of a compensator by the basic disturbance, the blast-furnace gas consumption rate. To enhance the performance of the system, it is proposed to use more accurate mathematical second-order delay models of the channels of the object under control in combination with calculation by frequency methods of the controller parameters as well as determination of the structure and parameters of the compensator considering the statistical characteristics of the disturbances and using simulation. The statistical characteristics of the random blast-furnace gas consumption signal based on experimental data are provided. The random signal is presented in the form of the low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) components. The models of the correlation functions and spectral densities are developed. The article presents the results of calculating the optimal settings of the control loop with the controlled variable in the form of the “heat” signal with the restricted frequency variation index using three variants of the control performance criteria, viz., the linear and quadratic integral indices under step disturbance and the control error variance under random disturbance by the blastfurnace gas consumption rate. It is recommended to select a compensator designed in the form of series connection of two parts, one of which corresponds to the operator inverse to the transfer function of the PI controller, i.e., in the form of a really differentiating element. This facilitates the realization of the second part of the compensator by the invariance condition similar to transmitting the compensating signal to the object input. The results of simulation under random disturbance by the blast-furnace gas consumption are reported. Recommendations are made on the structure and parameters of the shaping filters for modeling the LF and HF components of the random signal. The results of the research may find applications in the systems to control the thermal processes with compensation of basic disturbances, in particular, in boilers for combustion of accompanying gases.


steam boiler gas combustion thermal load disturbance compensation model of the object optimal setting invariance condition random disturbances simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Power Engineering and AutomationAcademy of Sciences of the Republic of UzbekistanTashkentUzbekistan
  2. 2.Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI, National Research University)MoscowRussia

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