Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration: A comparison based on a combined cycle process

James Sigler, Don Erickson, Horacio Perez-Blanco

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Gas turbines are used to meet increasing power-generating needs throughout the world. Technologies for augmenting the capacity of new or existing installations are being devised. One common strategy is to employ evaporative cooling of gas turbine inlet air. This method is attractive because of simplicity and relatively modest hardware requirements. Another strategy is to recover exhaust heat in order to activate an absorptionrefrigeration machine. The cooling machine output is then used to cool and dehumidify the compressor inlet air. In this paper, we delineate a heat recovery system for steam/power production, and an ammonia-water absorption machine. The ammonia-water technology offers an element of novelty in that it is capable of chilling the air to lower temperatures than the currently used lithium-bromide technology, or than the evaporative cooling approach. Performance calculations based on leading commercial software are offered. In a simple payback analysis based on the numbers obtained from the simulation, we discuss the potential of the technique.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHeat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Volume3
    ISBN (Print)9780791878521
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2001
    EventASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001 - New Orleans, LA, United States
    Duration: Jun 4 2001Jun 7 2001

    Other

    OtherASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans, LA
    Period6/4/016/7/01

    Fingerprint

    Absorption refrigeration
    Air intakes
    Gas turbines
    Cooling
    Ammonia
    Chilling
    Water absorption
    Waste heat utilization
    Compressors
    Lithium
    Steam
    Hardware
    Air
    Water
    Temperature

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

    Cite this

    Sigler, J., Erickson, D., & Perez-Blanco, H. (2001). Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration: A comparison based on a combined cycle process. In Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration (Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/2000-GT-0408
    Sigler, James ; Erickson, Don ; Perez-Blanco, Horacio. / Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration : A comparison based on a combined cycle process. Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration. Vol. 3 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2001.
    @inproceedings{311662c190924ea081daac49aead91a7,
    title = "Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration: A comparison based on a combined cycle process",
    abstract = "Gas turbines are used to meet increasing power-generating needs throughout the world. Technologies for augmenting the capacity of new or existing installations are being devised. One common strategy is to employ evaporative cooling of gas turbine inlet air. This method is attractive because of simplicity and relatively modest hardware requirements. Another strategy is to recover exhaust heat in order to activate an absorptionrefrigeration machine. The cooling machine output is then used to cool and dehumidify the compressor inlet air. In this paper, we delineate a heat recovery system for steam/power production, and an ammonia-water absorption machine. The ammonia-water technology offers an element of novelty in that it is capable of chilling the air to lower temperatures than the currently used lithium-bromide technology, or than the evaporative cooling approach. Performance calculations based on leading commercial software are offered. In a simple payback analysis based on the numbers obtained from the simulation, we discuss the potential of the technique.",
    author = "James Sigler and Don Erickson and Horacio Perez-Blanco",
    year = "2001",
    doi = "10.1115/2000-GT-0408",
    language = "English (US)",
    isbn = "9780791878521",
    volume = "3",
    booktitle = "Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration",
    publisher = "American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)",

    }

    Sigler, J, Erickson, D & Perez-Blanco, H 2001, Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration: A comparison based on a combined cycle process. in Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration. vol. 3, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001, New Orleans, LA, United States, 6/4/01. https://doi.org/10.1115/2000-GT-0408

    Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration : A comparison based on a combined cycle process. / Sigler, James; Erickson, Don; Perez-Blanco, Horacio.

    Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration. Vol. 3 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2001.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    TY - GEN

    T1 - Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration

    T2 - A comparison based on a combined cycle process

    AU - Sigler, James

    AU - Erickson, Don

    AU - Perez-Blanco, Horacio

    PY - 2001

    Y1 - 2001

    N2 - Gas turbines are used to meet increasing power-generating needs throughout the world. Technologies for augmenting the capacity of new or existing installations are being devised. One common strategy is to employ evaporative cooling of gas turbine inlet air. This method is attractive because of simplicity and relatively modest hardware requirements. Another strategy is to recover exhaust heat in order to activate an absorptionrefrigeration machine. The cooling machine output is then used to cool and dehumidify the compressor inlet air. In this paper, we delineate a heat recovery system for steam/power production, and an ammonia-water absorption machine. The ammonia-water technology offers an element of novelty in that it is capable of chilling the air to lower temperatures than the currently used lithium-bromide technology, or than the evaporative cooling approach. Performance calculations based on leading commercial software are offered. In a simple payback analysis based on the numbers obtained from the simulation, we discuss the potential of the technique.

    AB - Gas turbines are used to meet increasing power-generating needs throughout the world. Technologies for augmenting the capacity of new or existing installations are being devised. One common strategy is to employ evaporative cooling of gas turbine inlet air. This method is attractive because of simplicity and relatively modest hardware requirements. Another strategy is to recover exhaust heat in order to activate an absorptionrefrigeration machine. The cooling machine output is then used to cool and dehumidify the compressor inlet air. In this paper, we delineate a heat recovery system for steam/power production, and an ammonia-water absorption machine. The ammonia-water technology offers an element of novelty in that it is capable of chilling the air to lower temperatures than the currently used lithium-bromide technology, or than the evaporative cooling approach. Performance calculations based on leading commercial software are offered. In a simple payback analysis based on the numbers obtained from the simulation, we discuss the potential of the technique.

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84905717928&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84905717928&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1115/2000-GT-0408

    DO - 10.1115/2000-GT-0408

    M3 - Conference contribution

    AN - SCOPUS:84905717928

    SN - 9780791878521

    VL - 3

    BT - Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration

    PB - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    ER -

    Sigler J, Erickson D, Perez-Blanco H. Gas turbine inlet air cooling using absorption refrigeration: A comparison based on a combined cycle process. In Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration. Vol. 3. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2001 https://doi.org/10.1115/2000-GT-0408