Performance analysis of cogeneration energy conversion system design for RDE

I. D. Irianto, S. Dibyo, S. Sriyono, D. H. Salimy, R. Kusumastuti, M. Pancoko

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An Experimental Power Reactor called RDE is a non-commercial power reactor with the thermal power of 10 MW. RDE is being designed based on the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). The purpose of the RDE designed is to supply thermal energy for experimental purposes and to generate electricity for supplying the electricity in Serpong research area. The energy conversion system of RDE is designed in cogeneration configuration with a Rankine cycle. The outlet reactor coolant temperature of RDE is 700 °C, and the steam temperature at the outlet of the steam generator is 530 °C. The performance analysis of the RDE energy conversion system is concentrated on two parameters are the thermal efficiency and the energy utilization factor (EUF). This research aims to calculate and analyse the optimal of the two parameters in the RDE energy conversion system. Calculation and analysis of the performance of the RDE energy conversion system are performed by simulation using computer code ChemCad. The simulation results show that the energy utilization factor of the cogeneration for the RDE energy conversion system can increase by more than 60%. It can be concluded that the energy conversion system in a cogeneration configuration can increase the EUF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032092
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education 2019, ICIEVE 2019 - Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Nov 2019 → …


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