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Title: Integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant at Sears Island, Maine: feasibility study. Final report. Volume I. [Sears Island, Maine]

Abstract

This report presents the results of a feasibility study to evaluate the use of medium Btu synthesis gas, produced from high-sulfur coal, in an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant, as an alternative to a conventional pulverized coal plant with flue gas scrubbers presently planned for the Sears Island, Maine site of Central Maine Power Company. The process configuration is based on the oxygen-blown Texaco Coal Gasification Process and a General Electric Combined Cycle power plant. The plant design includes a 5000 ton per day oxygen plant, four 1200 tons per day gasification trains plus one spare to reduce risk, four gas turbine-generators with heat recovery steam generators, and a reheat steam turbine generator. Plant output at ISO (59/sup 0/F) conditions is 524 MW net. The report includes preliminary design and arrangement drawings, a detailed plant description, detailed cost information, performance data, schedules, and an extensive evaluation of technical, economic, and environmental results. The results of the study indicate that the IGCC power plant is still a rapidly evolving technology. Before Central Maine Power Company can commit to construction of such a plant, several issues raised in the study need to be addressed. These issues deal with refinements inmore » cycle performance, demonstration of various major components, and construction schedule, among others. The IGCC Plant does have less environmental impact than a comparably sized conventional coal plant, while using a high sulfur, high ash, less expensive coal. The life-of-plant levelized busbar cost for the IGCC Plant is estimated to be 5% lower than for the conventional coal-fired plant, although the initial capital cost is approximately 60% higher. Other cycle designs were identified which have the potential for improving plant economics.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Central Maine Power Co., Augusta (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6406923
Report Number(s):
DOE/RA/50339-1387-Vol.1
ON: DE83010919
DOE Contract Number:  
FG01-80RA50339
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; ELECTRIC POWER; COST; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; BOILERS; BY-PRODUCTS; CAPITALIZED COST; CLAUS PROCESS; COAL GASIFICATION; CONSTRAINTS; CONTROL ROOMS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ECONOMICS; ENGINEERING; FEEDWATER; FLOWSHEETS; GAS TURBINES; HEAT RECOVERY; INTERMEDIATE BTU GAS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN PLANTS; SCOT PROCESS; SCRUBBERS; SELEXOL PROCESS; START-UP; STEAM TURBINES; TEXACO GASIFICATION PROCESS; WASTE WATER; WATER TREATMENT; DATA; DIAGRAMS; ENERGY RECOVERY; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GASIFICATION; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INFORMATION; LIQUID WASTES; MACHINERY; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; POWER; POWER PLANTS; RECOVERY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; WASTES; WATER; 010404* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Gasification; 200102 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Power Cycles

Citation Formats

. Integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant at Sears Island, Maine: feasibility study. Final report. Volume I. [Sears Island, Maine]. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
. Integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant at Sears Island, Maine: feasibility study. Final report. Volume I. [Sears Island, Maine]. United States.
. Wed . "Integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant at Sears Island, Maine: feasibility study. Final report. Volume I. [Sears Island, Maine]". United States.
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abstractNote = {This report presents the results of a feasibility study to evaluate the use of medium Btu synthesis gas, produced from high-sulfur coal, in an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant, as an alternative to a conventional pulverized coal plant with flue gas scrubbers presently planned for the Sears Island, Maine site of Central Maine Power Company. The process configuration is based on the oxygen-blown Texaco Coal Gasification Process and a General Electric Combined Cycle power plant. The plant design includes a 5000 ton per day oxygen plant, four 1200 tons per day gasification trains plus one spare to reduce risk, four gas turbine-generators with heat recovery steam generators, and a reheat steam turbine generator. Plant output at ISO (59/sup 0/F) conditions is 524 MW net. The report includes preliminary design and arrangement drawings, a detailed plant description, detailed cost information, performance data, schedules, and an extensive evaluation of technical, economic, and environmental results. The results of the study indicate that the IGCC power plant is still a rapidly evolving technology. Before Central Maine Power Company can commit to construction of such a plant, several issues raised in the study need to be addressed. These issues deal with refinements in cycle performance, demonstration of various major components, and construction schedule, among others. The IGCC Plant does have less environmental impact than a comparably sized conventional coal plant, while using a high sulfur, high ash, less expensive coal. The life-of-plant levelized busbar cost for the IGCC Plant is estimated to be 5% lower than for the conventional coal-fired plant, although the initial capital cost is approximately 60% higher. Other cycle designs were identified which have the potential for improving plant economics.},
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