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Alton Marx (MSc '19)  

Determining appropriate loss coefficients for use in the nozzle-model of a stage-by-stage turbine model

Andre Kellerman (MSc '16) 

The development of boiler control models for the optimisation of boiler efficiency

Andre Rossouw (MSc '16) 

Boiler system modelling using Flownex®

Anthony Govender (MSc '14) 

Techno-economic feasibility of a solar assisted coal power plant

Calvin Mathebula (MSc '16) 

Application of process data reconciliation in power plants

Colin du Sart (MSc '17) 

Design and prototyping of a test facility to investigate the transport properties of dilute phase gas-particle flows applicable to coal-fired power plants

Daniel Louw (MSc '20)  

Measurements for a superheater in a coal fired boiler

Daniel van Tonder (MSc '20)  

Boiler feed pump leak off modelling

Excellent Gwebu (MSc '14, PhD '19)  

MSc - Transient boiler heat exchanger thermal behaviour analysis

PhD - A methodology for integrated thermofluid modelling of radiant superheaters in steady state and transient operations

Geoff Raikes (MSc '18) 

Temperature reconstruction and acoustic time of flight determination for boiler furnace exit temperature measurement

Gerto Prinsloo (MSc '19)

Online boiler convective heat exchanger monitoring: a comparison of soft sensing and data-driven approaches

Jean Pierre du Preez (MSc '19) 

Thermofluid model of a superheater header

John Clark (MSc '19)  

Low load operation of boiler feed pump turbines

Lean Meyburgh (MSc '14) 

Simulation of a power station's condensate pumping system in view of improving its efficiency

Lethuthuka Vilakazi (MSc '20)  

Measurements for a superheater in a coal fired boiler

Louis van der Westhuizen (MSc '20)  

Condition monitoring using control system data

Matete Thakaso (MSc '14) 

Development of a performance-based high pressure feed water heater model for Flownex SE

Mu'Azzam Kippie (MSc '15) 

Improvements to a key contributor of frequency control : the co-ordination of guide vane operation in a pumped storage plant

Naeem Tootla (MSc '16) 

Investigation into methods for the calculation and measurement of pulverised coal boiler flue gas furnace exit temperature

Nazier Allie (MSc '16) 

Thermal modelling of feedwater heaters

Nicolaas Hallat (MSc '19)  

Development of a test rig for testing fouling in feedwater heaters

Nikki Basson (MSc '18) 

Studying water-wedging as a cause for short term overheating in the boiler of a coal-fired power plant

Patrick Akpan (PhD '20)  

Impact on heat rate and subsequent emissions due to varying operation of coal fired power plants

Priyesh Gosai (MSc '14) 

Viability assessment of enhancing dry cooling systems using thermal storage ponds

Rahendra Neerputh (MSc '15) 

Development of appropriate steam turbine models in Flownex

Rendani Khobo (MSc '19)  

Quantifying the impact of plant anomalies on the ID Fan

Richard Banda (MSc '16) 

Modelling of the deaerator system in Flownex

Robert Temlett (MSc '19)  

Dynamic process modelling of the HPS2 solar thermal molten salt parabolic trough test facility

Roelof Pottas (MSc '16) 

A row-by-row axial turbine process model based on a one-dimensional thermofluid network approach

Rudzani Mutshinya (MSc '15) 

Asymmetric flow measurement in space constrained cooling water ducts using a traversing probe

Steven Mortlock (MSc '14) 

Optimum time to refurbish a boiler feed pump at Eskom's power stations

Sulaiman Bapeekee (MSc '15) 

Determining internal leakages of high pressure and temperature steam valves

Whitney Monnaemang (MSc '15) 

A zonal model for radiation heat transfer in coal-fired boiler furnaces

Willem van der Meer (PhD '20)  

Boiler Furnace Modelling

Willie le Grange (MSc '18) 

Component development for a high fidelity transient simulation of a coal-fired power plant using Flownex SE

Yashveer Maharaj (MSc '19)  

Machine learning on a feedwater system