gas turbine Articles

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Exergetic analysis of gas turbine plants

    An exergetic analysis was performed for a 116-MW gas-turbine power plant. Mass and energy conservation laws were applied to each component of the system. Quantitative exergy balance for each component and for the whole system was considered. In this study, the exergy of a material stream is decomposed into thermal, mechanical and chemical exergy and an entropy-production flow. The effect of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Turbine Inspection

    Recent advances in natural gas exploration and extraction technology have led to skyrocketing projections of the amount of recoverable natural gas within US borders. This energy boom will result in the expanded use of gas-fired power plants to provide electricity to US homes and businesses over the coming decades. Not only does this mean cleaner and more abundant energy for the US environment and ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Thermal Power Gas Turbines Market Analysis to 2020

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Gas Turbines for Thermal Power, 2014 Update – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Segmentation and Competitive Landscape Analysis to 2020” to its store.   “Gas Turbines for Thermal Power, 2014 Update Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Segmentation and Competitive Landscape Analysis ...


  • Exergy analysis of the steam-injected gas turbine

    In this paper, the effect of steam injection in the combustion chamber on the exergy efficiency of a gas turbine was investigated. Cycle exergy efficiency, net power output and exergy destruction have been calculated for different mass flow rates and temperature of the injected steam. The range of variation of the mass flow rate was between 0 and 5.24% of the design air flow rate, and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic evaluation of gas turbines for cogeneration applications

    In this paper, the first and second laws of thermodynamics have been utilised to evaluate the performance of intercooled reheat regenerative gas turbine cogeneration plant. The effects of overall pressure ratio, cycle temperature ratio, pressure losses, and process steam pressure on energetic and exergetic efficiencies have been investigated. The results indicate that most of the exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gas turbine compliance emissions test case study

    CKwas retained by Lake Road Generating Company, LP (Lake Road) to conduct a compliance emissions test program on three combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generators (CT/HRSG). The purpose of this program is to demonstrate that emissions from the CT/HRSGs are within the emission limits specified in the operating permit issued by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Gas turbine performance enhancement by intake air cooling

    In this work, the influence of air cooling intake on the gas turbine performance is presented. The proposed system, together with the gas turbine, is described. A mathematical model of ACIGT (Air Cooling Intake Gas Turbine) is derived and formulated in dimensionless form from which the constraint multivariable optimisation problem was formulated. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of water/steam injected gas turbine power plants consisting of standard gas turbines and turbo expanders

    The present study was done to investigate the performance differences in terms of thermal efficiency and specific power output of: combined cycle power plants with integration of low temperature regenerative heat, standard gas turbines operated in wet cycle mode, turbo expanders and steam turbines (here: alternatives); combined cycle power plants with integration of low temperature regenerative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regenerative Turbine Aeration Technology

    In order to acquire precise control of input and output fluid/gas parameters, wastewater managers and technicians can utilize a regenerative turbine pump, which fully optimizes the gas dissolution process that properly treats wastewater, time after time. Once such parameters have been completely controlled, a well-designed wastewater treatment system should be able to initiate all necessary ...

  • Turbine condensers for propylene production

    Propylene is one of the most important compounds in the chemical industry. It's primarily used to make the plastic polypropylene, but also in many other processes. A propylene factory in Ningbo, China set Körting Hannover AG an exceptional process-engineering challenge. It appointed the company to design special turbine condensers to produce 600,000 tonnes of propylene per year. The ...


    By Körting Hannover AG

  • Power Substation and a Gas-Fired Combustion Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator

    B&V Energy expands the world's largest nitrogen plant by constructing a cogeneration plant supplying the additional power needed to reach resources deep in Mexico's offshore oil field. Metropolitan Mexico City has a population of approximately 20 million and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, requiring an extraordinary amount of gas and oil to satisfy its growing energy ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Thermodynamic and environmental consideration of advanced gas turbine cycles with reheat and recuperator

    The role of gas turbine power plants in electrical energy production has been considerably increased in the last two to three decades. Various methods have been proposed to improve the performance of gas turbine cycles. In this research, two methods, a reheat cycle (RC) and a cycle with a reheat and a recuperator (RHC), were investigated and compared with a simple cycle (SC). The main objective ...

  • Exergy analysis of gas-turbine systems with high fogging compression

    Gas-turbine cycles with high fogging compression could offer enhanced efficiency and low complexity. Whereas compression power and heat rates decrease when small amounts of water (up to 2% of air flow by mass) are injected at the machine inlet, increased injection amounts could allow implementation of regeneration, further decreasing the heat rate. In this study, an exergy analysis is carried out ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic and economic assessments of gas turbine inlet air-cooling by evaporative technique

    In this study, the effects of gas turbine inlet air-cooling by evaporative technique on work output and thermal end exergy efficiency were analysed. These analyses are performed with the use of per unit volumetric flow, which is fixed regardless of atmospheric air conditions. In addition, a simple and effective model is developed for the economic analysis of evaporative cooling. As a case study, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of the part-flow evaporative gas turbine cycles based on the exergy method

    The evaporative gas turbine cycle is a new high-efficiency power cycle that has reached the pilot plant testing stage. The latest configuration proposed for this cycle is known as part flow evaporative gas turbine cycle (PEvGT) in which humidification is combined with steam injection. Having advantages of both steam injected and humid air cycles, it is regarded as a very desirable plant for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative study of steam injection effects on operation of gas turbine cycles

    In the present work, gas turbine cycles are modified with steam injection between the combustion chamber exit and the gas turbine inlet. Heat recovery steam generators, utilising the exhaust gases, provide these cycles with the injected steam at saturated vapour. The irreversibility of the different composing units of the cycles and the variation of gas properties owing to steam injection as well ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and exergy analysis of a gas turbine power plant in Algeria

    An exergy analysis of a twin ABB GT13E2 Gas Turbines (GTs) power plant (2 ? 146.2 MW) is presented in this paper. This plant is running since 2004 at F'Krina in the northeastern part of Algeria. The analysis was performed by the flow-sheet programme, 'Cycle-Tempo'. At off-design load (83%), the plant and its apparatus conserve nearly the same design load performances. However, the performance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency of a standard gas-turbine power generation cycle running on different fuels

    This paper presents a study of second-law efficiency in a standard Brayton combined cycle power generation, using several paraffinic fuels ranging from methane to heptane. The main objective of the study was to identify a trend with the number of carbon atoms in the compound. In this way, a qualitative criterion can be built to evaluate the properties of poor-quality gas turbine fuels containing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of micro gas turbine by exergy, economic and environmental (3E) analysis

    This research proposes a new method for optimisation of a power generation system based on exergy fuel cost and external social cost of air pollution. A thermodynamic model is provided to estimate the outlet mass flow rates of CO2, CO, NO and NO2 for a gas turbine based on maximising the first and second law efficiencies and minimising the objective function. Results show that inclusion of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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