Model PDE - Executive-Level Concept Creation For Gas Turbine Combined Cycle & Cogeneration Plants
PDETM (Plant Design Expert) is an intelligent shell that uses the GT PRO/GT MASTER design and simulation engines. PDE is a compact expert program, with built-in logic to create and configure suitable gas turbine power and cogeneration plants based on the user’s electricity and heat demands, site parameters, and constraints. It rapidly creates side-by-side comparisons of performance and economics of different plant options. For any option it creates, it also computes fuel demand curves across a range of loads and ambient. It accomplishes these tasks by exploiting the GT PRO & GT MASTER calculation engines behind an abbreviated interface focused on the big picture.
PDE takes away much of GT PRO's flexibility and replaces it by a high degree of automated, expert logic to identify suitable schemes, configuration details, and design parameters. Based on the user’s requirements, PDE identifies viable permutations and combinations of plant schemes and equipment, and displays them as a list. The user can select proposed plants from this list to run through the GT PRO/PEACE computation engines in the background, and to have their main technical and economic results displayed. Results from different plant options can be compared side-by-side on PDE’s user-friendly interface.
For any plant option created with PDE, the user can also obtain a fuel-demand model characterizing performance across a range of ambient and load conditions. PDE accomplishes this process in the background, by automatically invoking the powerful GT MASTER simulation engine. Any fuel demand model created by PDE can be accessed by NOVO PRO, to evaluate its integration with Wind, Solar PV, Batteries, and other energy storage options.
Any model created by PDE can be read into GT PRO, GT MASTER or THERMOFLEX by users desiring greater flexibility to modify its design or to simulate more complex operating scenarios.