Hybrid intake air cooling

 

Everest Sciences Corporation, a provider of hybrid evaporative cooling and chilling solutions, has signed a contract of an ECOCool turbine inlet cooling system with a large integrated natural gas company with operations in the Northwest. Everest is installing the ECOCool unit on a Solar Taurus 60 turbine located at a pipeline compression facility located in Wyoming. The ECOCool unit lowers intake air temperatures below traditional evaporative techniques by using more effective inlet air heat transfer while consuming small quantities of energy to operate itself. The fully integrated multi-staged cooling process enables the gas turbine to produce more power at greater efficiency providing its customers with increased revenue while lowering their operating costs.

Chilled indirect evaporative technology brings the refrigerated inlet air to the gas turbine resulting in lower heat rates.

ECOCool will improve the throughput of the gas compressor, by tightly managing turbine inlet air temperature and mass flow using the hybrid technique and integrated control system.

The power and efficiency increase at the compressor station will be significant, particularly during hot climate days as experienced this summer with record-breaking temperatures.