New version of THERMAL-BALANCE

Raúl Avezuela, EcosimPro/PROOSIS

A new version of the THERMAL-BALANCE library (4.0) is now available. The data input, user interface and documentation of this library have all been thoroughly remodelled. It has also been adapted to operate with 64-bit compilers.

The THERMAL-BALANCE library allows heat balances from power plants to be evaluated and sensitivity analyses to be performed under various plant operating conditions or parameters. Although the library is mainly designed for steady-state calculations of the model, it can also be used to analyse the dynamic evolution of the system upon slow changes in the operating conditions or in the control system.

The new component palette of the library is shown below. It includes components that can be used to model both the water-steam cycle section and the air-gas part of the system.