Valve Temperature Monitoring at a Steam Power Plant
To allow for quicker, more frequent, and more efficient scanning of target valve population tailpipe temperatures, a series of FlexPower Thermocouple Nodes and FlexPower Battery Supply Modules are installed.
Temperature measurements of the valves and pipes are measured and wirelessly transmitted to a DXM100 Wireless Controller mounted in a central location. The DXM100 gathers the data and transfers the data to a SCADA system that monitors and graphically displays the temperature data.
Temperature trend data is used to identify steam plant energy losses and repairable valve leakage–related heat rate degradation factors.