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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Industrial and Cogeneration

Inlet Fogging of Gas Turbine Engines Detailed Climatic Analysis of Gas Turbine Evaporation Cooling Potential in the USA

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M. Chaker, C. B. Meher-Homji, T. Mee, A. Nicholson

Gas Turbine Division, Mee Industries, Inc., 204 West Pomona Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(1), 300-309 (Dec 27, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1519266 History: Revised December 01, 2000; Revised March 01, 2001; Online December 27, 2002
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Representation of power boost possible by inlet cooling
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Typical high-pressure fogging skid. The feed lines from the high-pressure pumps to the inlet system can be seen here.
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High-pressure fogging skid operation for a heavy-duty gas turbine
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Correlation of wet bulb (WB) and dry bulb (DB) temperatures—averaged data
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Daily variation of dry bulb (DB) and wet bulb (WB) temperatures
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Evaporative cooling potential for a year

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