A Comparison between the Classical Control System and the Neural Network Approach for the Control of a Small Scale (800 Kwth) Downdraft Fixed Bed Biomass Gasifier

M. Stefanski & M. Siedlecki
Fixed bed gasifiers offer a number of advantages when considering small combined heat and power (CHP) energy generation systems based on biomass gasification. In particular their simple and therefore cheap construction makes these reactors attractive for the use in distributed energy systems. In order to produce a reliable and safe CHP installation, particular attention needs to be given to the process control system. This article presents a comparison between classic control algorithms versus control systems...