Repowering in Steel Works by Introducing a Blast-Furnace, Gas-Firing Gas Turbine

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A. Muyama, H. Hiura

Takasago Machinery Works, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Takasago, Hyogo, Japan

K. Morimoto

Kamaishi Works, Nippon Steel Corporation, Ltd., Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 106(4), 806-811 (Oct 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239643 History: Received January 09, 1984; Online October 15, 2009


A 14-MW, high-temperature gas turbine firing extremely low-BTU, blast-furnace gas was developed and installed in a steel works of Japan as a repowering unit. Field tests proved the stable combustion up to 590 Kcal/Nm3 calorific value and plant efficiency improvement of up to 60 percent on existing steam plant. Design features and two years operational experiences are presented.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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