Process Optimization of an Integrated Combined Cycle — The Impact and Benefit of Sequential Combustion PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Walter Jury

ABB Power Generation Ltd., Baden, Switzerland

David E. Searles

ABB Power Generation Inc., Richmond, VA

Paper No. 97-GT-490, pp. V002T08A016; 8 pages
  • ASME 1997 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2–5, 1997
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7869-9
  • Copyright © 1997 by ASME


Advanced gas turbine designs require revisiting the optimization process to provide maximum competitiveness of new generating installations. This counts specifically for those designs created for combined cycle applications. Gas turbine performance and its associated exhaust temperature has been increasing at a rapid pace over recent years. The conventional method of selecting a GT based upon price and performance, and then designing a complex bottoming cycle does not provide sufficient solutions for power generation in an open access marketplace. The optimal solution takes into account the interrelation between the GT and WS cycle, leading to a more efficient, simplified and flexible power plant. This analysis shows how different levels of GT exhaust energy lead to different optimum cycle solutions. It shows, as postulated above, that considering the WS cycle demands in gas turbine design leads to a simpler cycle with inherent advantages in efficiency, reliability and flexibility.

Copyright © 1997 by ASME
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