Green energy sources like photovoltaic plants and wind farms are increasingly feeding energy into our power grids. Since the energy from renewable energy sources is not generated at constant rates conventional power plants are required to step in and fill the gaps. The result is the need for high flexibility and shorter cycles between running at peak and minimum loads. This can have a dramatic impact on the power plant lifetime. Especially thick-walled pressure components are exposed to higher temperature transients, which result in fatigue that needs to be monitored.
TÜV SÜD's Temperature, Stress and Exhaustion (TSE) Software helps to manage the monitoring of the plant's critical components with high precision and efficiency. This enables power plant operators to minimize downtime and execute predictive maintenance services.
The TSE software is a computer program developed by TÜV SÜD that enables rapid, in-depth and realistic determination of a component’s state of repair against standards and regulations. In other words, TSE enables end-to-end optimization of plant operation and extension of the plant life.
Importance of TSE
Operators of conventional power plants face the challenge of competing in a highly competitive market that is influenced by different energy technologies, legal requirements and governmental subventions. To operate a plant with the highest possible efficiency and effectiveness means to minimize downtime, increase flexibility and availability.
This can only be achieved if fatigue of components is monitored and can be predicted early on to carry out predictive maintenance works. A solution that enables to determine the creep/fatigue condition with the measured values of subsequently installed sensors is thus required.
This is possible with TÜV SÜD’s TSE program for plant lifetime assessment and extension. In addition, it enables operators to re-determine the test dates of recurring tests based on the results of an exact creep/fatigue analysis.
Knowledge Sharing through Complimentary Webinar
To help you understand the key concepts involved in analyzing the exhaustion of mechanical components. TÜV SÜD's experts will speak in detail about all the significant elements related to Temperature, Stress and Exhaustion over a complimentary webinar. Webinar details are as follows:
Date: 30th April 2020
Time: 1.30 pm ICT
Duration: 1 Hour
Speaker: TÜV SÜD’s Experts
Points to be Covered in the Webinar
- Technical classification of TSE
- Current boundary conditions for the operation of power plants
- How TSE works
- TSE Project example
Who should attend this webinar
Plant owners, Operators, Maintenance and Operations Personnel from Thermal power plants and Chemical, Oil & Gas industries.
- Legal compliance (state of repair of components in conformity with regulations and standards)
- Identification of opportunities for additional improvement of operational flexibility
- Ensuring component availability
- Basis of targeted and efficient inspection measuresOur Recommendations
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