0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Microturbine Cycle Options

[+] Author Affiliations
C. Rodgers

San Diego

Paper No. 2001-GT-0552, pp. V001T04A009; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/2001-GT-0552
From:
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Turbomachinery; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 4–7, 2001
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7850-7
  • Copyright © 2001 by ASME

abstract

The deregulation of electric power and growing emphasis placed on distributed power generation, is establishing the need for a compact thermal energy system capable of providing the total energy needs for a small business. Natural gas fueled microturbines with ultra low emissions can fulfill this need.

The results of a study comparing the thermodynamic performances of various cycle options for microturbines in the 50 Kwe range are presented. It was determined that with current state of art component peak performance levels, and metallic materials, a thermal efficiency of 30% was attainable for the recuperated open cycle single shaft microturbine.

The challenge to success of the microturbine may not be curtailed by gas turbine component or cycle technology, insomuch as the achievement of low emissions and low cost component manufacturing techniques.

If in the future heat engines are to be regulated on net global warming potential, semi-closed cycle gas microturbines with high exhaust flow recirculation may politically penetrate the marketplace.

Copyright © 2001 by ASME
Topics: Microturbines , Cycles

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

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 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