This paper examines from a thermodynamic point of view the effects of wet compression on gas turbine power plants, particularly analysing the influence of ambient conditions on the plant performance. The results of the mathematical model, implemented in ‘‘Matlab’’ software, have been compared with the simulation results presented in literature and in particular the values of the ‘‘evaporative rate’’, proposed in Araimo et al. [L. Araimo, A. Torelli, Thermodynamic analysis of the wet compression process in heavy duty gas turbine compressors, in: Proceedings of the 59th ATI Annual Congress, Genova, 2004, pp. 1249–1263; L. Araimo, A. Torelli, Wet compression technology applied to heavy duty gas turbines – GT power augmentation and efficiency upgrade, in: Proceedings of the 59th ATI Annual Congress, Genova, 2004, pp. 1265–1277] by ‘‘Gas Turbines Department’’ of Ansaldo Energia S.p.A., have been taken into account to validate the model. The simulator permits to investigate the effects of the fogging and wet compression techniques and estimate the power and efficiency gain of heavy duty gas turbines operating in hot and arid conditions.
|Titolo:||The Wet Compression Technology for Gas Turbine Power Plants: Thermodynamic Model|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|