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Industrial Gas Turbines

Performance and Operability

Industrial Gas Turbines: Performance and Operability explains important aspects of gas turbine performance such as performance deterioration, service life and engine emissions. Traditionally, gas turbine performance has been taught from a design perspective with insufficient attention paid to the operational issues of a specific site. Operators are not always sufficiently familiar with engine performance issues to resolve operational problems and optimise performance.

Industrial Gas Turbines: Performance and Operability discusses the key factors determining the performance of compressors, turbines, combustion and engine controls. An accompanying engine simulator CD illustrates gas turbine performance from the perspective of the operator, building on the concepts discussed in the text. The simulator is effectively a virtual engine and can be subjected to operating conditions that would be dangerous and damaging to an engine in real-life conditions. It also deals with issues of engine deterioration, emissions and turbine life. The combined use of text and simulators is designed to allow the reader to better understand and optimise gas turbine operation.

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Published: October 2007

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-205-6

Contents

  • Part 1 Principles of gas turbine performance: Introduction; The gas turbine; Thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles; Complex gas turbine cycle; Compressors; Axial turbines; Gas turbine combustion; Off-design performance prediction; Behaviour of gas turbines during off-design operation; Gas turbine performance deterioration; Principles of engine control systems and transient performance. Part 2 Simulating the performance of a two-shaft gas turbine: Simulating the effects of ambient temperature on engine performance, emissions and turbine life usage - Two-shaft gas turbine operating with a free power turbine; Simulating the effect of change in ambient pressure on engine performance; Simulating the effects of engine deterioration on engine performance; Power augmentation; Simulation of engine control system performance. Part 3 Simulating the performance of a single-shaft gas turbine: Simulating the effects of ambient temperature on engine performance, emissions and turbine life usage - Single shaft gas turbine; Simulating the effect of change in ambient pressure on engine performance; Simulating the effect of performance deterioration on engine performance (single shaft gas turbine); Power augmentation; Simulation of system control system performance; Simulation exercises using the single shaft gas turbine simulator.

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