Level control in the steam generator of a nuclear power plant

Mayuresh V. Kothare, Bernard Mettler, Manfred Morari, Pascale Bendotti, Clement Marc Falinower

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Abstract

Poor control of the steam generator water level in the secondary circuit of a nuclear power plant can lead to frequent reactor shutdowns. Such shutdowns are caused by violation of safety limits on the water level and are common at low operating power where the plant exhibits strong nonminimum phase characteristics and flow measurements are unreliable. There is, therefore, a need to systematically investigate the problem of controlling the water level in the steam generator in order to prevent costly reactor shutdowns. This paper presents a general framework for addressing all aspects of this problem using model predictive control techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Editors Anon
Pages4851-4856
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 4 (of 4) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: Dec 11 1996Dec 13 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Other

OtherProceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 4 (of 4)
CityKobe, Jpn
Period12/11/9612/13/96

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