A Unique Approach to HRSG Bypass Dampers PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
David T. Ryan

Damper Design Inc.

Judith A. Veatch

Black & Veatch

Akber Pasha

Henry Vogt Machine Company

Paper No. 96-GT-230, pp. V004T11A002; 16 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7875-0
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


‘Soft’ start flow distribution, control capability, sealing performance, and safety, were four reasons Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), in cooperation with Black & Veatch and Vogt, installed Dual BiPlane Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Isolation and Bypass Dampers from Damper Design, Inc. on the gas turbine outlet at this facility.

The DDI BiPlane damper is truly a unique damper for this application. This design allowed OMPA to have the safety and isolation of a flap diverter white providing the even gas distribution and accurate flow control to the HRSG under startup conditions available from a louver style damper.

The arrangement consists of two DDI BiPlane dampers, one on the inlet to the HRSG and one isolating the stack. Since safety is highest priority, Damper Design utilized an independent lockout type linkage that allows control of the dampers while positively preventing the closure of both gas paths at the same time.

By installing the DDI BiPlane damper, OMPA has the ability to throttle the gas turbine exhaust flow independently to the HRSG and stack. This allows the gases to enter the HRSG with a much more evenly distributed flow pattern and at lower controlled flow rates than with competing designs.

This paper will address the benefits, design, and operating advantages of the use of the DDI BiPlane Damper specifically in HRSG isolation and bypass installations. It is also applicable to other systems where control and isolation with one damper is desirable.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
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