RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Cogeneration

The Compression of Fuel Gas for Turbines, Engines, and Boilers in Cogeneration Plants

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I. M. Arbon

Caledonian Compressors Limited, Glasgow, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 117(1), 67-73 (Jan 01, 1995) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2812783 History: Received June 01, 1993; Online November 19, 2007


The proliferation of gas-fired cogeneration plants in recent years had led to many installations being located on sites remote from high-pressure gas pipelines. Since it is often impractical or not cost effective to provide a dedicated high-pressure gas supply, such installations are often based close to alternative sources of fuel, such as small natural gas wells, landfill sites, or sewage digester plants. This paper will look at typical gas sources and composition, requirements of the fired equipment, the types of fuel gas compressors normally used, methods of compressor capacity control, and the development of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants for fuel gas compression duty.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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