In this task phase, the powerplant workflow is simulated in three scenarios:
Scenario 1 treats the behavior of the plant after a step change of one of the control variables, in closed-loop.
Scenario 2 addresses the impact of a disturbance.
Scenario 3 addresses the safe operation of the plant.
Your task is to change the controller setting of the parameters PID to maximize the plant profit. Select one set of parameters and apply them to each scenario. Calculate profit for each given scenario first. The sum is the plant profit you’re looking for in this task phase.
You need to find the best set of parameters using your engineering knowledge. We give you the tools to achieve that.
Note: PSC challenge consists of several task phases that are progressively rolled out throughout the year. We also progressively unlock design variables which are currently displayed as inactive on the submission form. We might manipulate some data too. The time and date of the above are not defined in advance. To be up to date with changes and not to miss out on developments, stay tuned into the PSC newsletters, social media, news, and our blog!