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Frederick C Huff, Xu Cheng, Peter N Francino: Method and apparatus for providing economic analysis of power generation and distribution. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 6, 2009: US07474080 (21 worldwide citation)

An economic dispatch program optimally allocates load demand specifying real power and reactive power to be generated by a power plant among various power generators in a manner so that each of the power generators are operated within its optimal operating space as defined by a reactive capability c ...


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Frederick C Huff, Xu Cheng, Peter N Francino: Method and apparatus for providing economic analysis of power generation and distribution. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 30, 2007: US07288921 (18 worldwide citation)

An economic dispatch program optimally allocates load demand specifying real power and reactive power to be generated by a power plant among various power generators in a manner so that each of the power generators are operated within its optimal operating space as defined by a reactive capability c ...


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Frederick C Huff, Xu Cheng, Peter N Francino: Method and apparatus for determining actual reactive capability curves. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, June 10, 2008: US07385300 (12 worldwide citation)

A system for generating updated reactive capability curves of a generator operates the genarator at a number of operating load levels and at a number of different power factors to collect data regarding the real and reactive power generated at each of the various operating load levels and power fact ...


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Frederick C Huff, Xu Cheng, Peter N Francino: Method and apparatus for determining actual reactive capability curves. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 13, 2007: US07190149 (12 worldwide citation)

A system for generating updated reactive capability curves of a generator operates the generator at a number of operating load levels and at a number of different power factors to collect data regarding the real and reactive power generated at each of the various operating load levels and power fact ...


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Peter N Francino, Frederick C Huff, Harry Robert Winn, David Glen Foster: Optimized control of power plants having air cooled condensers. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, April 30, 2013: US08433450 (6 worldwide citation)

An optimization and control system for a utility plant that uses fan based air cooled condensers controls the operation of the power generation system at the plant in conjunction with the operation of the air cooled condensers so as to run the power plant at an optimum operating point associated wit ...


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Xu Cheng, Frederick C Huff, Peter N Francino, Konrad Swirski: Use of statistical analysis in power plant performance monitoring. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, June 12, 2012: US08200369 (4 worldwide citation)

A technique of implementing performance monitoring in a power plant is appropriate to control operating parameters and factors connected with the efficiency of the energy production process in an energy marketplace that is more complex than in the past, and that takes variable costs besides the cost ...


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Peter N Francino, Xu Cheng, Frederick C Huff: Method and apparatus for generalized performance evaluation of equipment using achievable performance derived from statistics and real-time data. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 20, 2012: US08140296 (3 worldwide citation)

A statistical performance evaluation system for a thermodynamic device and process uses the achievable performance derived from statistics and real-time data for the device or process to evaluate the current performance of the device or process, and to adjust the operations of the device or process ...


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Xu Cheng, Frederick C Huff: Method and apparatus for providing load dispatch and pollution control optimization. EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 26, 2017: US09771834

An economic dispatch program allocates a load demand and an emission allowance of a power generation system among various power plants to determine the operational set-points and the pollution control set-points of each of the various power plants in a manner that minimizes the total operating cost ...


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Peter N Francino, Frederick C Huff: Energy management system. EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, May 10, 2016: US09335748

An energy management system uses an expert engine and a numerical solver to determine an optimal manner of using and controlling the various energy consumption, producing and storage equipment in a plant/communities in order to for example reduce energy costs within the plant, and is especially appl ...


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Ranjit R Rao, Xu Cheng, Frederick C Huff, Benjamin F Gerideau III: Model-based combined cycle power plant load control. EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, September 26, 2017: US09771872

A control system uses a modeled steam turbine megawatt (power) change attributed to a gas turbine demand change (i.e., a steam turbine to gas turbine transfer function) within a conventional closed loop feedback control scheme to perform control of a combined cycle power plant. This control system i ...



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