Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Turbine Gas Power Plants vs. Gas Engine

Are gas turbines losing their market share to gas engines? This question does not seem to leave the lips of power plant industry players. Gas turbines have conventionally been the sole technology of choice for larger sized heat and power projects. If you ask any industry expert, the situation could [..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Industrial gas turbines for mechanical drive

Regardless of your location on the globe, you must know that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is growing in popularity at a very surprising rate. Experts are calling for a doubling of the worldwide capacity of this product by 2020. Many countries are already heeding to these calls, with reports of positi[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Advanced Refrigeration Systems for Power Plants

Sydney Smith (1771–1845) once said, “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little”. In the context of our topic for today, this quote relates to the fact that energy efficiency is an inexpensive way of power plants to meet various both economic and ecological dem[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Best material for storing heat in Power Plants

The world is consuming more energy. In 2013, the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) reported that the world would consume 56% more energy by 2040. While increasing the capacity of gas turbine generators may seem very logical, the capital intensity of this approach is often a hindrance. ARA[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Trends in Power Generation in 2018 with Maximum Efficiency

For the last few years, the power generation market has been experiencing interesting trends that will likely shape it for many years to come. Natural gas seems to be replacing coal, which is clearly on a decline path. The commercial relevance of renewable energy has always been questionable, but th[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

What’s Really the Point of Gas Turbine Maintenance?

Gas turbines are a common sight in distributed energy applications. Driven by the ever-increasing need for higher peak loads in utilities, facility operators have found it necessary to ensure peak performance of gas turbines. One way of ensuring efficient performance of the gas turbine is regular ma[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Advances in gas turbine technology: Combined Cycle Power Plants

The change in power generation market over the last few years has been astounding. Market diversification has been very influential in Europe and other regional markets as feed-in prices decline and subsidization of renewable energy generation grows. Utilities and regulators have obviously been at t[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Systems: Boosting Power and Money

The technical benefits of Turbine Inlet Air Cooling systems has been widely discussed in many publications and are very well known for the Owners, the OEMs and the EPC Contractors. However, as any other engineering solution, the technical benefits must be associated to some economic benefits. We are[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling, Refrigeration

The importance of electrical power quality

What is power quality? Power quality is not an easy term to define, as there are many factors that could be involved in the definition, but in broad terms power quality is usually related to following concepts:
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Basics of fogging system for inlet air-cooling

Hot and humid summer weather affects turbine performance substantially, yet this is the most critical time for power plant service to users. A knee-jerk reaction would be to enhance installed turbine capacity to offset the deficit created by subdued performance and increased power demand. Instead of[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Indicators and improvements for power plant efficiency

The average temperature for most tropical regions is about 35° C. This and the accompanying high humidity spells doom for power plants in such regions unless something is done to counter the effects. Large scale power-generation relies on gas turbines, which have limitations at higher temperatures. [..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Renewable energy back up with Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Power plays a high important role on the industrial and human progress improving our way of life and the economic development of our society. Continuous access to power must be supplied by power producers while maintaining customers demand and strict quality standards with competitive prices. These [..]
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