Steam Turbine and Governor
Model the dynamics of speed governing system, steam turbine, and multimass shaft
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The Steam Turbine and Governor block implements a complete tandem-compound steam prime mover, including a speed governing system, a four-stage steam turbine, and a shaft with up to four masses.
The speed governing system consists of a proportional regulator, a speed relay, and a servomotor controlling the gate opening. It is similar to one of the models proposed in .
The steam turbine has four stages, each modeled by a first-order transfer function. The first stage represents the steam chest while the three other stages represent either reheaters or crossover piping. The boiler is not modeled and boiler pressure is constant at 1.0 pu. Fractions F2 to F5 are used to distribute the turbine power to the various shaft stages:
The shaft models a four-mass system, which is coupled to the mass in the Synchronous Machine model for a total of five masses. The machine's mass is labeled mass #1. The mass in the Steam Turbine and Governor block, which is closest to the machine's mass, is mass #2, while the mass farthest from the machine is mass #5. The shaft is characterized by mass inertias H, damping factors D, and rigidity coefficients K. If you choose to simulate a single-mass shaft, the entire four-mass shaft subsystem in the Steam Turbine and Governor block is disabled and all the torque from the turbine is added together and applied to the machine's mass:
- Generator type
Specifies rotor type: single mass or multimass tandem-compound. If you choose a single-mass system, the multimass shaft subsystem in the Steam Turbine and Governor block is disabled and the turbine's output torques are summed together and applied to the single mass in the Synchronous Machine block. Choices are
Tandem-compound (multi-mass)(default) or
- Regulator gain, permanent droop, dead zone
The gain Kp, permanent droop Rp (pu), and dead-zone width Dz (pu). Set gain to 3 if you want to use the steam flow feedback loop. Otherwise, set gain to 1. Default is
[ 1 0.05 0 ].
- Speed relay and servo-motor time constants
The speed relay and gate servomotor time constants Tsr (s) and Tsm (s). Default is
[ 0.001 0.15 ].
- Gate opening limits
The minimum and maximum gate opening speed vgmin and vgmax (both in pu/s), and minimum and maximum gate opening gmin and gmax (both in pu). Default is
[ -0.1 0.1 0 4.496].
- Nominal speed of synchronous machine
The synchronous speed of the generator driven by the steam turbine (rpm). Default is
- Steam turbine time constants
The turbine time constants T2 to T5 (s). Numbered consistently with turbine torque fractions and mass numbers; i.e., T5 is the time constant of the first turbine stage, which models the steam chest. Default is
[ 0 10 3.3 0.5 ].
- Turbine torque fractions
The turbine torque fractions F2 to F5. Must total 1, otherwise an error message appears. Fraction numbers correspond to mass numbers; i.e., F2 is the fraction of torque to be applied to mass #2 of the multimass shaft. Default is
[ 0.5 0.5 0 0 ].
- Coefficient of inertia; Stiffness coefficient; Damping factors
These parameters are visible only if Generator type is
Tandem-compound (multi-mass). Coefficients of inertia H2 to H5 (s), stiffness coefficients K12 to K45 (pu/rad), and damping factors D2 to D5 (pu torque / puspeed deviation) are associated with the masses of the multimass shaft. K12 corresponds to the rigidity coefficient between masses #1 and #2, and so on. Defaults are
[ 1.5498 0.24894 0 0 ],
[ 83.47 42.702 0 0 ], and
[ 0.3104 0.05 0 0 ]*8.
If you do not want to simulate all four masses in the multimass shaft, simply set the inertia of unwanted masses to 0. The rigidity coefficient and damping factor corresponding to omitted masses are not considered. When masses are not simulated, the remaining system is “compressed” toward the generator; i.e., if only two masses are used (excluding the generator), they are masses #2 and #3. The input data for the masses considered are shifted accordingly. In any case, inertias must be consistent with torque fractions. You cannot set an inertia to 0 and set the corresponding torque fraction to a nonzero value. However, you can set a torque fraction to 0 and set the corresponding mass inertia to a nonzero value.
- Initial power and generator rotor angle
If the shaft is multimass, enter the initial mechanical power Pm0 (pu) and initial generator angle Θe0 (degrees). If the shaft is single mass, enter only initial mechanical power. Default is
[2.7247e-008,-120.13]when Generator type is
Tandem-compound (multi-mass). Default is
250.35/555when Generator type is
Initial mechanical power is automatically updated by the load flow utility of the Powergui block. Initial angle is also computed by the load flow utility and is written in the associated Synchronous Machine block dialog box.
Inputs and Outputs
The speed reference, in pu. It is normally connected to a Constant block with the value set to 1.0 pu.
The electrical power reference, in pu. It is set to a constant value corresponding to the initial active power drawn from the Synchronous Machine block connected to the Steam Turbine and Governor block.
The generator's speed, in pu. This is one of the signals in the last output of the Synchronous Machine model (internal variables).
The generator's power angle deviation. It is also one of the signals in the last output of the Synchronous Machine model (internal variables).
Output a vector containing the speed deviations, in pu, of masses 5, 4, 3, and 2.
Output a vector containing the torques, in pu, transmitted by masses 5, 4, 3, and 2.
Gate opening in pu.
The mechanical power, in pu, that you connect to the first input of a Synchronous Machine block.
illustrates the use of the Steam Turbine and Governor block.
 IEEE committee report, “Dynamic models for steam and hydro turbines in power system studies,” IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-92, No. 6, 1973, pp. 1904-1915.
 IEEE Subsynchronous resonance working group, “Second benchmark model for computer simulation of subsynchronous resonance,” IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-104, No. 5, 1985, pp. 1057-1066.