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High-reliability gas turbine combined-cycle development program

High-reliability gas turbine combined-cycle development program

phase 1 : Interim report

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Published by Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Vol.2: appendixes.

Statementprepared by United Technologies Corporation, PowerSystems Division.
SeriesAP -- 1599, Research project -- 1187-1
ContributionsElectric Power Research Association. Advanced Power Systems Division., United Technologies Corporation. Power Systems Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 vols
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14170243M

Mechanical coupling and alignment of the principal components were done in the field. The entire Steam Turbine Generator Marketing operation was reorganized around the operating plant market. Westinghouse gas turbines - Orlando bound [ edit ] This section is empty. The basic configuration was described as a 2-on-1 design, meaning that two gas turbines produced steam to feed one steam turbine. Frame 5 sales remained brisk until the oil embargo of took its toll on purchases. This is ideal for heat recovery applications and avoids the need for a high-temperature flexible drive coupling in the exhaust end characteristic of earlier designs of others.

Older PC plants with mechanical drives and fewer anti-pollution devices had auxiliary power requirements of only 5 to 10 percent GE Electric Utility Engineering, Electric utilities throughout the U. Mertz shared data that showed, in all cases where conventional filters were installed, fouling of compressor blades had a much greater negative impact on power production than the increase in differential pressure over time. Based on comments from Westinghouse CTSD sales veterans, large orders of multiple units were often taken over the phone, as repeat customers raced to obtain their annual allotment. The advantages of qualified third-parties normally are very competitive pricing and fast turnarounds.

A substantial number of STGD engineers and managers, as well as many professionals and managers from nuclear projects and engineering operations, and, also, personnel from Westinghouse Canada, found new career opportunities in rebuilding the organization. According to a Westinghouse brochure, "The Lab" was capable of full-scale testing of compressor, combustor, turbine, and auxiliary system components over the entire range of operating conditions exhaust system designs were developed at reduced scale. The joint design effort continued through June with major design reviews being held quarterly. General condition of the exhaust end of the unit was fair Figs 19,


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High-reliability gas turbine combined-cycle development program book

So, gas turbines were put to use for combined heat and power by the petrochemical industry, working hand-in-hand with companies like Westinghouse, well before the word "cogeneration" entered the modern lingo some 30 years later.

The following compilation is based on information in that ASME paper as well as other sources as cited, and upon personal accounts of Westinghouse engineers who had direct experience or close connections to the material presented. Since its installation, some 40 years ago, the plant went through major boiler modification seen in photo belowseveral engine performance upgrades and has operated for many years as the most economical plant on PSO's system.

The rabbet-fit area and faces were dressed while light machining maintained concentricity at the marriage joint to assure a proper interference fit with liquid nitrogen used to shrink the turbine end. Shortly after that, the joint company changed its name to ENRON but that's a whole story unto itself.

Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

The next major redesign was the WD5, introduced in[14] initially at a rating of According to the US Department. The selected site was at Concordville, PA, about 15 miles northwest of the Lester plant.

Energy Efficiency for Power Plant Auxiliaries

The following figure shows that the median load factor is only 64 percent. According to the announcement in the brochure, Westinghouse CTO was to continue in the role of technology developers, system and plant designers, application engineers, marketers, project managers and service providers.

There has also been a lack of standards or practices for measuring performance. Shift loading Unit operated at constant load during each 8-hour shift. The story of Westinghouse gas turbine experience lists the many "firsts" achieved during the more than 50 years prior to the sale of the Power Generation Business Unit to Siemens, AG in Initial operation was on the Union Pacific Railroad burning distillate fuel oil.

In this case, the controller will match the corresponding temperature or maximum-load set point. Note the use F vs. These were all used as mechanical drive prime movers. Shortly after that, the joint company changed its name to ENRON but that's a whole story unto itself. Ironically, this huge Saudi market materialized just as the US market for gas turbines and combined cycle plants all but evaporated, in large part due to the Arab Oil Embargo ofand subsequent energy legislation passed by the US Congress and Jimmy Carter's administration in The combined form of generation may enable the system to modulate power output as a function of demand or at least reduce the fluctuating nature of solar power and the consumption of non-renewable fuel.

Option 1 is an effective least-cost approach for cracks less than 6 in. The combustion section featured DLN combustors with The design of the WG turbine section, while continuing to use the basic traditional 4-stage through-bolted-disc rotor configuration of Westinghouse WD design, but had technology input from Rolls Royce aero engineering, employing 3-D blading design code for all stationary and rotating rows.

Creep rupture is a time-dependent life limiter influenced significantly by temperature and stress. Dow Chemical's early venture into gas turbines[ edit ] The first five production W engines were installed during to to supply power and steam at Dow Chemical facilities in Texas and Louisiana.

The largest international project at the time came to be somewhat fortuitously ca. The gas turbine division operations occupied the top 4 floors of the 7-floor office building known as The "A" Buildingwhile the rest of the building was occupied by Westinghouse Steam Turbine Engineering and other support groups.

The steam turbine manufacturing plant in Lester, PA [3] [4] was built in greatly expanding the company's manufacturing capacity.

By contrast, the major on Rutland, about an hour drive from Ascutney, two years earlier went smoothly. To show its commitment to commercialization of the technology, Westinghouse even formed the Synthetic Fuels Division ca. Thereby, such a facility was defined as a qualifying facility or "QF".

A representative power plant, to be used as a reference, was defined, based on present market offerings. In typical retrofit situations, however, it is the engineering function that has the most freedom. CTSD developed the "Total Service" program, promoting capabilities in outage management and availability improvement programs.1 An Overview of Gas Turbines The gas turbine is a power plant that produces a great amount of energy depending on its size and weight.

The gas turbine has found increasing service in the past 60 years in the power industry among both utilities and merchant plants. Improving the ability to predict the occurrence of combustion instabilities would reduce overall gas turbine development risk.

Blowoff is a particular safety concern for aviation, so minimizing blowoff risk opens the design space for aircraft gas turbine designers. Nov 19,  · A generation of GE gas-turbine designers and field engineers cut their proverbial teeth on the Frame 5.

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