Thermal efficiency of cogeneration units with multi-stage reheating for russian municipal heating systems
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Lisin, Evgeny; Sobolev, Alexander; Strielkowski, Wadim; Garanin, Ivan (2016). Thermal efficiency of cogeneration units with multi-stage reheating for russian municipal heating systems. Energies 9 (4),
This paper explores the layout of an optimum process for supplying heat to Russian municipal heating systems operating in a market environment. We analyze and compare the standard cogeneration unit design with two-stage reheating of service water coming from controlled extraction locations and layouts that employ three in-line reheaters with heat the supply controlled by a rotary diaphragm and qualitative/quantitative methods (so-called &quot;uncontrolled extraction&quot;). Cogeneration unit designs are benchmarked in terms of their thermal efficiency expressed as a fuel consumption rate. The specific fuel consumption rate on electricity production is viewed as a key parameter of thermal efficiency.