The team at Gensrv is always seeking new opportunity to achieve more with what is given. Our moto is that we must add value to all services we provide. Since the cost of fuel is the highest significant contributor to operation costing (OPEX). Fuel optimisation and energy waste are key areas to be addressed when looking at plant performance improvement. In some cases, the basics such as mill maintenance and condition along with PF fineness can have significant cost impacts on base fossil plants. Indicators such as stack and ash analysis assist in the determination of poor combustion and therefore fuel / cost loss. For reciprocating plants conditions such as poor atomisation of fuel through bad injectors may be a contributing factor or in gas turbines compressor cleanliness and filter condition. In all cases Gensrv will assess and monitor your asset to determine areas for improvement to give reduced costs or improvements in availability. Paramount to the process is the effective use of the maintenance dollar. GenSrv is competent with most modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages such as SAP, Mincon MINS, MEX and can utilise these IP and history tools to streamline maintenance effort and cost. The group has Thermal and electrical modelling tools which allow the determination of optimum conditions and therefore determination of loss. Why not add these impacts to your Human Machine Interface (HMI) so that staff see the real impact of operating off design.
In some cases, the method of operation by the grid system and the application of spinning reserve has a detrimental impact to heat rate and therefore cost. It is therefore imperative the spinning reserve is best managed to utilise the most cost effective assets to provide such service. In short know your Short Run Marginal Cost (SRMC).