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Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants

1st Edition

By S. Can Gülen

CRC Press

576 pages | 166 B/W Illus.

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Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants covers the design, analysis, and optimization of the cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel-fired electric power generation technology at present and in the foreseeable future. The book contains a wealth of first principles-based calculation methods comprising key formulae, charts, rules of thumb, and other tools developed by the author over the course of a quarter of a century spent in power generation industry. Material presented in this book is amenable to application in research and development studies in academia and government/industry laboratories as well as practical, day-to-day problems encountered in the industry (including OEMs, consulting engineers and plant operators). Written in an engaging style, this work presents the state-of-the-art in performance and operability of major plant hardware (advanced class gas turbines and large steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers and cooling towers) as well as the balance of plant equipment, which should help industry professionals, researchers and students in understanding the theoretical and practical fundamentals of large-scale electric power generation from natural gas. Unlike previously published works in the field, Dr. Gülen's book is exclusively focused on actual power plant systems and actual field and/or rating data providing a comprehensive picture of the gas turbine combined cycle technology from performance and cost perspectives.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Note on Units

2 Prerequisites

2.1 Books And Periodicals

2.2 Software Tools

2.3 Codes And Standards

2.4 References

3 Bare Necessities

3.1 Why Combined Cycle?

3.2 Combined Cycle Classification

3.3 Simple Calculations

3.4 Operability

3.5 References

4 Gas Turbine

4.1 Brief Overview

4.2 Rating Performance

4.3 Technology Landscape

4.4 Basic Calculations

4.5 Fuel Flexibility

4.6 References

5 Steam Turbine

5.1 Impulse vs. Reaction

5.2 Last Stage Bucket

5.3 Basic Calculations

5.4 References

6 Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)

6.1 Fundamentals of Heat Recovery

6.2 HRSG Performance Calculations

6.3 Supplementary (Duct) Firing

6.4 Supercritical Bottoming Steam Cycle

6.5 References

7 Heat Sink Options

7.1 Water-Cooled Surface Condenser

7.2 Wet Cooling Tower

7.3 Circulating Water Pumps And Piping

7.4 Air-Cooled (Dry) Condenser

7.5 Heat Sink System Selection

7.6 Heat Sink Optimization

7.7 References

8 Combining The Pieces

8.1 Topping Cycle

8.2 Bottoming Cycle

8.3 Combined Cycle

8.4 History

8.5 State Of The Art

8.6 The Hall of Fame

8.7 References

9 Major Equipment

9.1 Gas Turbine Package

9.2 Steam Turbine Package

9.3 Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)

9.4 AC Generator

9.5 Scope of Supply

9.6 References

10 Balance of Plant

10.1 Electrical Equipment

10.2 Pipes and Valves

10.3 Pumps

10.4 Tanks

10.5 Auxiliary Boiler

10.6 Fuel Gas Booster Compressor

10.7 Fuel Gas Heating And Conditioning System

10.8 Closed Cooling Water (CCW) System

10.9 Water Facilities

10.10 References

11 Construction And Commissioning

11.1 Procurement

11.2 Construction

11.3 Startup and Commissioning

11.4 Acceptance Tests

11.5 General Arrangement

12 Environmental Considerations

12.1 Air Permits

12.2 CEMS System

12.3 Noise Abatement

12.4 Selective Catalytic Reduction

12.5 References

13 Economics

13.1 Price vs. Cost

13.2 Cost Estimation

13.3 Cost of Electricity

13.4 Value of 1 Btu/kWh of Heat Rate

13.5 Bottoming Cycle "Optimization"

13.6 References

14 Cogeneration

15 Operability

15.1 Steady State Operation

15.2 Transient Operation

15.3 GTCC Startup - Basics

15.4 GTCC Startup – Practical Considerations

15.5 GTCC Shutdown

15.6 Emergencies

15.7 Grid Code Compliance

15.8 References

16 Maintenance

16.1 Maintenance Costs

16.2 Important Metrics

16.3 Failure Mechanisms

16.4 References

17 Repowering

17.1 Which Repowering?

17.2 Cost of Repowering

17.3 An Example Calculation

17.4 Takeaways

17.5 References

18 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle

18.1 Syngas-Fired Gas Turbine

18.2 Bottoming Cycle

18.3 Gasification

18.4 Example

18.5 References

19 Carbon Capture

19.1 Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Basics

19.2 Simple Calculations

19.3 References

20 What Next?


A. Property Calculations

B. Standard Conditions For Temperature And Pressure

C. Exergetic Efficiency

C.1 Bottoming Cycle Exergy Balance

D. Thermal Response Basics

E. Steam Turbine Stress Basics

E.1 Differential Expansion

E.2 Rotor Thermal Stress

E.3. References

F. Carbon Capture

About the Author

Dr. S. Can Gülen (PhD 1992, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY), PE, ASME Fellow, has 25 years of mechanical engineering experience covering a wide spectrum of technology, system, and software design, development (GTPRO/MASTER, Thermoflex), assessment, and analysis, primarily in the field of steam and gas turbine combined cycle (109FB-SS, IGCC 207FB, H-System) process and power plant turbomachinery and thermodynamics (in Thermoflow, Inc., General Electric and Bechtel). Dr. Gülen has authored/co-authored numerous internal/external archival papers and articles (40+), design practices, technical assessment reports, and US patents (20+) on gas turbine performance, cost, optimization, data reconciliation, analysis and modelling.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics