The aim of this work is the experimental analysis of steadystate and transient behavior of a primary surface recuperator installed in a 100 kW commercial micro gas turbine. The machine is integrated in an innovative test rig for high temperature fuel cell hybrid system emulation. It was designed and installed by the Thermochemical Power Group (TPG), at the University of Genoa, within the framework of the Felicitas and LARGE-SOFC European Integrated Projects. The high flexibility of the rig was exploited to perform tests on the recuperator operating in the standard cycle. Attention is mainly focused on its performance in transient conditions (start-up operations and load rejection tests). Start-up tests were carried out in both electrical grid-connected and stand-alone conditions, operating with different control strategies. Attention is focused on system response due to control strategy and on boundary temperature variation because of its influence on component life consumption. Further tests were carried out using the valves installed on the test rig to bypass the air side of the unit. Different operative conditions were analyzed to show the effect of different mass flow rates on recuperator behavior. Attention is mainly focused on recuperator performance when it operates in unbalanced flow rate conditions (i.e. different mass flow rate values in recuperator sides), as well as during advanced cycle start-up and shutdown operations.
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|Titolo:||Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Performance of a Micro Gas Turbine Recuperator Including Innovative Cycle Configurations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 - Contributo in atti di convegno|