0
RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Electric Utilities

Optimum Power Boosting of Gas Turbine Cycles With Compressor Inlet Air Refrigeration

[+] Author and Article Information
M. A. Ait-Ali

Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, B. P. 182 Hassen-Badi, Alger 16100, Algeria; Laboratoire EM.2.C.-Ecole Centrale-Paris, 92295, Chatenay-Malabry-Cedex, France

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(1), 124-130 (Jan 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815535 History: Received January 02, 1995; Online November 19, 2007

Abstract

A conceptual gas turbine cycle with refrigerated air supplied to the compressor inlet is proposed to increase the cycle specific net power significantly and render it practically insensitive to seasonal temperature fluctuations. It is optimized for maximum power per m3 /s and maximum power per kg/s of induced air. These cycle performances are evaluated in a numerical example for two refrigeration cycle efficiencies, based on state-of-the-art isentropic efficiency coefficients of the compressor and turbine. The specific heats of air and products of combustion are treated as temperature-dependent parameters to be determined as integrated mean averages.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In