Capstone continues penetration of Russian oil fields
February 13 2012 -
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently received additional orders from BPC Engineering for associated gas to energy projects in the Nikolskoye oilfield. Capstone's Russian distributor BPC Engineering is supplying the equipment for the second stage of the distributed microturbine power station at the Nikolskoye oilfield owned by Bogorodskneft, a subsidiary of Jukola-neft.
GE recently announced at POWER-GEN Middle East, in Doha, Qatar, the availability of its new GE TS1000 coalescer, a gas turbine filtration product that delivers improved plant performance and lower maintenance costs to customers operating power generation facilities in harsh conditions near coastal environments. The new TS1000 will not need to be replaced as frequently due to its media, which allows sand and dust to pass through, therefore not clogging the coalescer.
Siemens bags $ 1 billion order for Saudi power plant
February 8 2012 -
Siemens has received an order valued at over 1 billion U.S. dollars to supply key components for the IPP Qurayyah combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With an installed capacity of 4 gigawatts (GW) it will be one of the world's largest CCPPs, and will supply enough electrical energy to meet approximately one tenth of the country's current power demand for its 28 million inhabitants.
Siemens to supply steam turbines for Indian solar plants
February 2 2012 -
Siemens Energy recently won three orders by different customers to supply a total of four steam turbine generator units for solar thermal power plants in Rajasthan, India. The steam turbines of type SST-700, with a rated output of up to 175 MW, are intended for the Godawari, Abhijeet and Diwakar & KVK parabolic trough power plants. With a total rating of 300 MW, these plants will contribute to India's growing electricity demand from solar power when they go online in 2013.
After an overview of the compact models and efficiencies of combined cycle plants in the previous article, the application of hydrocarbons in the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and the Cascading Closed Loop Cycle (CCLC) is discussed here.
The combined impact of the gas and steam turbines was discussed in the previous part of this series. In this article, we learn more about the combined cycles and how they can be optimized for increased efficiency and maximum power output.
A recent project involved the installation of six Frame 7 Dry Low NOx 1.0 Dual Fuel units in Venezuela, and a decision was made to convert the fuel nozzles from a gas-only unit to a dual-fuel configuration. This decision was taken after determining that the lead time to supply all of the required sets would not meet schedule demands.
January 30 2012 -
Jeffrey Goldmeer and Tommy Rozas
GE 7FA Gas Turbines equipped with Dry Low NOx (DLN) combustion systems are often deployed in 100% pipeline natural gas applications. Although natural gas is available, some industrial and petrochemical sites prefer to look for ways to utilize process gases produced on-site to reduce plant operating costs.
In the previous part of this series, we saw how energy efficiencies of aircraft jet engines jumped, and how significant advancements were made further. In this article, we will discuss combined cycles.