Markov Modeling and Behavior Analysis of Steam Generation (SG) System in a Thermal Power Plant (TPP)


Vikas Modgil
Department of Mechanical Engineering, DCRUST, Murthal, Haryana, India.


Steam generation (SG) system having five subsystems, namely Economizer, Reheater, Superheater, Furnace, Turbines, and Generator. The differential equations are acquired from the state transition diagram (STD) made pertaining to the real environment of the plant using Markov Method (MM). To get the performance of the system these equations are being worked out using normalizing conditions. The Performance values are attained by providing the apt values of failure and repair rates (FRRs) in the Markov model. Optimal Availability of the system is achieved with the Genetic algorithm (GA) technique.