gas turbine system Articles

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energy and exergy analysis of reverse Brayton refrigerator for Gas Turbine power boosting

    In this study the use of Reverse Brayton cycle to boost up the power of gas turbine power plants operating in hot humid ambiance is analysed by the energy and exergy methods. The gas turbine inlet temperature is reduced by mixing the chilled air from Brayton refrigeration cycle and the main intake air stream reaching low intake temperatures. In this paper the effect of irreversibilities in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Exergy analysis of a combined fuel cell and Gas Turbine Power Plant with intercooling and reheating

    This paper presents a comparative exergy study of the performance of various gas turbine power generation plants and a high temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). The overall system is analysed and its exergy efficiency and exergy destruction are obtained, as well as individual models of each component. The results for selected operating conditions are compared against past literature data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study: Ahlstrom’s gas turbine air intake filter media helps to save energy, CO₂ and cost

    Finding new methods for saving energy is a global megatrend. Implementing technology that saves energy will have a positive impact on sustainability. Gas turbines are widely used for energy production as natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels and nowadays even more interesting source of energy. One of the most important parts in a gas turbine is the blade section, which converts the ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Full steam ahead: a look at steam Turbines and how the Speed of development is accelerating

    A whole ecosystem is built around steam turbine technology, consisting of manufacturers, service providers and owner operators. The technology has grown from simple marine applications to many different types of power generation, processing and other applications. Major players have pursued several approaches to growth and new product development: mergers & acquisitions; licensing and core ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The natural gas revolution: Good or bad for energy efficiency?

    If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner. The dramatic rise in natural gas supply, and fall in price, has reconfigured the energy scene in the United States, suddenly creating a bounty of domestic energy, driving down wholesale power prices and speeding retirement of polluting coal-fired plants. ...

  • Micropower system modeling with Homer

    The HOMER Micropower Optimization Model is a computer model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assist in the design of micropower systems and to facilitate the comparison of power generation technologies across a wide range of applications. HOMER models a power system's physical behavior and its life-cycle cost, which is the total cost of installing and operating ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Full-energy-chain greenhouse-gas emissions: a comparison between nuclear power, hydropower, solar power and wind power

    Fair comparison of the climate impacts from different energy sources can be made only by accounting for the emissions of all relevant greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the full energy chain (FENCH) of the energy sources. FENCH-GHG emission factors of most of the non-fossil fuel energies are lower than those of the fossil fuels that are in the range of 500-1200 g CO2/kW h(e). The improvement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How sustainable are our energy technologies? Photovoltaics and wind energy systems as examples

    The energy sector plays a key role within the concept of Sustainable Development. Therefore, sustainability aspects should be considered when new energy systems are assessed. How does a specific supply option contribute to a desired sustainable development of the energy system? To answer this question, indicators are needed. These should cover the most significant sustainability issues of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic analysis of an integrated gasification combined cycle power plant: effect of nitrogen supply on system performance

    A comprehensive thermodynamic analysis of a conceptual integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plant is presented. Energy and exergy efficiencies and exergy destructions of each sub–unit are calculated. The effect of nitrogen, which is supplied from the Air Separation Unit (ASU) of the gasification unit to the combustion chamber of the gas turbine (GT) cycle, on system performance is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • 115. Calgary’s wind powered LRT an incredibly successful system: Nenshi

    The C-train in Calgary is one of the greatest examples of electrified transport in Canada. It is overwhelmingly popular with residents – it boasts an average weekday ridership of 325,000. It has kick started smarter, denser development around its stations. And best of all it and the City of Calgary’s operations are 100 per cent powered by renewable energy. “It's hugely important ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • A two-stage power electronic interface for fuel cell-based power supply system

    The increasing energy demands, insufficient availability of power generation and increasing global environmental problems, need alternate/green power sources. Among the different green power technologies such as wind power, photovoltaic, gas turbine and fuel cell, the fuel cell-based distributed generation is considered as one of the most promising solutions for stand-alone/grid applications due ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Current trends in the formation of regional power supply markets

    The paper addresses a choice of rational energy supply structures for the region at a pre-project stage. Systems of models, coordination of decisions and a regional energy supply model are considered. The presented approach is illustrated by the example of decision making on rational scales of development for small-scale gas-fired co-generation plants with gas turbine and diesel units.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco House, Lanarkshire

    A Gaia-Wind turbine is the principal wind energy source in this eco house in Scotland. The house is all electric, consuming 50% of produced energy, and offsets 16 tonnes of CO2 annually. Average annual energy production: 28,000 kWh Background Mr Taylor is an architect by profession. He designed his own eco house incorporating a Gaia-Wind turbine as the principal wind ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Exergoeconomic optimisation of steam power plant

    The second law of thermodynamics combined with economics forms a powerful tool for systematic analysis and assessment of energy systems. This paper presents an exergoeconomic optimisation of 50 MW steam turbine power plant associated with a large fertiliser industrial unit through Thermoeconomic Evaluation and Optimisation (TEO) method, and identifies the losses in various components. As the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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