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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Industrial and Cogeneration

Systematic Assessment of Combustion Turbine Inlet Air-Cooling Techniques

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Abdalla M. Al-Amiri

Mechanical Engineering Department, The United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 17555, Al-Ain, UAEe-mail: alamiri@uaeu.ac.ae

Montaser M. Zamzam

The Engineering and Major Projects Division, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), P.O. Box 270, Abu Dhabi, UAEe-mail: mzamzam@adco.ae

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 127(1), 159-169 (Feb 09, 2005) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1805008 History: Received November 14, 2003; Revised December 08, 2003; Online February 09, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Annual cumulative hours recorded for DBT and WBT under the three weather patterns
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Annual cumulative hours recorded for enthalpy under the three weather patterns
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Cumulative evaporative cooling degree-hour for weather pattern II
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Typical inlet air temperature impact on the cooling load component
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Variations of the annual gross and consumed energy predictions using refrigerative cooling
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The cooling load demand and net power variation using refrigerative cooling
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The percentage average heat rate reduction and the corresponding annual fuel saving for different desired IAT values
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Effect of AFTOR on the power increase under weather pattern I
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Effect of cooling system COP on the power increase under weather pattern I
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Variations of the power increase and hours of cooling using evaporative cooling
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Variations of the annual gross energy predictions using evaporative cooling
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Economic assessment of a refrigerative cooling system operating under different desired IAT values

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