Detailed Power Plants (EPP_Lib)

Enginomix has recently announced the release of the Enginomix Power Plant Library (EPP_Lib), a library focused on process design, analysis and optimization of conventional power system technologies. Building on their decades of experience as the original developers of the GateCycle heat balance software, Enginomix has put all the capabilities of GateCycle, and much more, into EPP_Lib. This allows you now to have the power and accuracy of GateCycle available in the easy-to-use, open-software architecture of IPSEpro. Using IPSEpro and EPP_Lib, you can model an infinite variety of conventional power plant processes, including all forms of combined-cycle and conventional coal boiler plants. Enginomix also offers an extended version of EPP_Lib for use in modeling coal-gasification, IGCC and other clean-coal technology processes.

With IPSEpro’s open-equation framework, you can combine EPP_Lib with other IPSEpro libraries, including CSP_Lib for solar thermal plant, PGP_Lib for biomass technologies and LTP_Lib for geothermal applications, to provide integrated, best-in-class solutions for modeling conventional, solar thermal, biomass and geothermal energy conversion and power generation processes.

EPP_Lib includes detailed design and off-design icon component models for key power generation equipment, including steam turbines, gas turbines, coal boilers, heat exchangers, condensers (air and water cooled), pumps, pipes, separators and other key process equipment. EPP_Lib incorporates industry-standard calculation methodologies, including Spencer-Cotton-Cannon formulations for steam turbine efficiency, Stodola-ellipse calculations for steam turbine pressure-flow relationships, and HEI methodologies for water-cooled steam condenser design and off-design performance predictions.