RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Cycle Innovations

REVAP® Cycle: A New Evaporative Cycle Without Saturation Tower

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J. De Ruyck, S. Bram, G. Allard

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(4), 893-897 (Oct 01, 1997) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2817070 History: Received February 01, 1996; Online November 19, 2007


A new evaporative cycle layout is disclosed that is shown to have a performance similar to the HAT cycle, but where the saturation tower has been eliminated. This new cycle is a result of a combined exergetic and composite curve analysis discussed in a previous paper, assuming one intercooler and no reheat (De Ruyck et al., 1995). The new cycle uses two-phase flow heat exchange in the misty regime, which is a well-known process. Existing aeroderivative gas turbine equipment can be adapted for application of this cycle, which therefore needs a minimum of development.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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