Optimizing Igniter’s Current Measurement to Prevent Start Failure in Combined Cycle Power Plant

Muhammad Syaifuddin Zuhdi, Primanda Arief Yuntyansyah


The start process was challenged combined cycle power plant because it was operated as a peaker power plant that increased its start-stop frequency. Start failure can happen anytime. One of so many factor that caused start failure is igniter abnormal. In this paper majority about start failure was discussed and igniter’s current measurement attended for effective solution of it. This solution effectively mitigated the start failure that caused by igniter abnormal and help the power plant avoid loose production from the case. The result of this study shown that igniter’s current measurement effectively decreased the igniter’s abnormal case from 21.94% to 6.89%. This solution easy to be used by anyone and anytime. It also easily can be applied to other combined cycle power plant.

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