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Development of a 6 MW-Class High-Efficiency Gas Turbine M7A-01 FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
T. Sugimoto, K. Ikesawa, S. Kajita, W. Karasawa, T. Kojima, K. Nagal

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Limited, Akashi, Japan

Paper No. 94-GT-066, pp. V004T11A005; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/94-GT-066
From:
  • ASME 1994 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • The Hague, Netherlands, June 13–16, 1994
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7886-6
  • Copyright © 1994 by ASME

abstract

The M7A-01 gas turbine is a newly developed 6 MW class single-shaft machine. With its high simple-cycle efficiency and high exhaust gas temperature. it is particularly suited for use in electric power generation and co-generation applications.

An advanced high efficiency axial-flow compressor, six can-type combustors, and a high inlet temperature turbine has been adopted. This results in a high thermal efficiency of 31.5% at the gas turbine output shaft and a high overall thermal efficiency of co-generation system.

In addition, low NOx emissions from the combustors and a long service life permit long-term continuous operation under various environmental limitations.

The results of the full load shop test, accelerated cyclic endurance test and extra severity tests verified that the performance, the mechanical characteristics and the emission have satisfied the initial design goals.

Copyright © 1994 by ASME
Topics: Gas turbines
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