A Case History on the Application and Operation of Gas Turbines and Waste Heat Boilers in a Total Energy Cycle for a Major Chemical Manufacturing Complex PUBLIC ACCESS

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J. P. Zanyk

Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd., Sarnia, ON, Canada

Paper No. 74-GT-139, pp. V01BT02A056; 10 pages
  • ASME 1974 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 1B: General
  • Zurich, Switzerland, March 30–April 4, 1974
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7979-5
  • Copyright © 1974 by ASME


A brief history on the application, start-up and operation of two gas turbines with waste heat recovery boilers in a combined energy cycle, integrated with an existing power plant to provide the total energy needs for a major chemical manufacturing complex. This paper describes an installation with some unique design features to provide for maximum cycle efficiency and reliability and discusses the major problems and difficulties experienced in putting this complex energy plant into operation.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
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