A new algorithm for combined heat and power dynamic economic dispatch considering valve-point effects
ABSTRACT In this study, combined heat and power units are incorporated in the practical reserve constrained dynamic economic dispatch, which minimizes total production costs considering realistic constraints such as ramp rate limits and valve-point effects over a short time span. The integration of combined heat and power units and considering power ramp constraints for these units necessitate an efficient tool to cope with joint characteristics of electricity power-heat. Unlike pervious approaches, the system spinning reserve requirements are clearly formulated in the problem and a novel charged system search algorithm is proposed to solve it. In the proposed algorithm a novel self-adaptive learning framework, adaptive selection operation and repelling force modeling are used in order to increase the population diversity and amend the convergence criteria. The proposed framework is applied for three small, medium and large test systems in order to evaluate its efficiency and feasibility.
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ABSTRACT: This paper presents a method to evaluate the environmental and economical sustainability of a manufacturing line/plant along its whole life cycle. The concurrent analysis of LCA and LCC allows the process engineers to estimate the production sustainability during the design of a new production line. The method considers costs and environmental impacts of the initial deployment (i.e. initial investment and set-up), use (i.e. workload or maintenance required by each machine) and end of life (i.e. retirement) of the analyzed system. The approach has been tested in a company that manufactures extruded pipes with the aim to evaluate the relative benefits.Procedia CIRP. 01/2014; 15:147–152.