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Sampling and Monitoring – The Daily Routine, Which Is Anything but Trivial or Simple
This article highlights some crucial and essential topics related to sampling and monitoring and how to obtain correct and representative samples and useful results.
Some classic mistakes; still experienced today in numerous plants; are highlighted as well.
Hints are given on how to avoid such mistakes and how to minimize the bias of samples. This article focuses on the most important basic rules for correct and representative sampling; but also draws attention to the most common mistakes being made.
PPCHEM® 2022, 24(3), 96–103
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Tribute to Ken Galt
It is our sad duty to inform you that Ken Galt passed away on May 1, 2022. He had been a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the PPCHEM journal since the summer of 2020. Ken Galt was an outstanding scientist in the field of power plant chemistry, contributing a wealth of valuable research findings, notably studies on many topics.
PPCHEM® 2022, 24(3), 108
HINTS FROM THE EXPERTS
Making Control Loops Smarter
For some applications in power plants; it is not a good option to wait until control loops reach the setpoint based solely on the reaction to the control deviation over time; as this may cause activation of warning signals or; in the worst case; may even trigger protection commands due to a delay in reaching the required setpoint. Some control loops are additionally susceptible to undesired oscillations. Hence; these affected control loops should be made smarter; so they behave more stably and react faster.
How this can be easily achieved is explained here with various examples.
PPCHEM® 2022, 24(3), 118–119
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Foundation of the German-Swiss Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (GSAPWS) on April 1, 2022, in Potsdam, Germany
On 1 April 2022; 13 delegates met in Potsdam; Germany; for the founding meeting of the German Swiss Association for the Properties of Water and Steam. This meeting was also the first in-person meeting of the German and the Swiss National Committees since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
PPCHEM® 2022, 24(3), 120–121
Press Release: Last Regular Meeting of the VGB Working Group LWR-Chemistry at the NPP Emsland
Dr. Timo Stoll & Jörg Fandrich
On May 3–4; 2022; the last regular meeting of the VGB Working Group Light Water Reactor (LWR)-Chemistry took place at the nuclear power plant (NPP) Emsland; Germany. In addition to the technical experts of most of the German nuclear power plants; experts from all the Swiss nuclear power plants; the Netherlands; Spain and Belgium as well as from Framatome GmbH as consulting plant manufacturer participated.
PPCHEM® 2022, 24(3), 122–123