The Theory and Operation of Evaporative Coolers for Industrial Gas Turbine Installations

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R. S. Johnson

Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego, CA 92131

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 111(2), 327-334 (Apr 01, 1989) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240257 History: Received September 15, 1987; Online October 15, 2009


This paper discusses the theory of evaporative cooling and describes the application of wetted rigid media evaporative coolers to gas turbines. Calculations of parameters used to predict evaporative cooler performance are included. Also included are discussions of evaporative cooler design, installation, operation, feedwater quality, and the causes and prevention of water carry-over.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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