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Title: PERFORMANCE OF THE CAPSTONE C30 MICROTURBINE ON BIODIESEL BENDS.

Abstract

This report will describe the tests of biodiesel blends as a fuel in a Capstone oil fired microturbine (C30) with a nominal rating of 30 kW. The blends, in ASTM No. 2 heating oil, ranged from 0% to 100% biodiesel. No changes were made to the microturbine system for operation on the blends. Apart from the data that the control computer acquires on various turbine parameters, measurements were made in the hot gas exhaust from the turbine. The results from this performance testing and from the atomization tests reported previously provide some insight into the use of biodiesel blends in microturbines of this type. The routine use of such blends would need more tests to establish that the life of the critical components of the microturbine are not diminished from what they are on the baseline diesel or heating fuel. Of course, the extension to 'widespread' use of such blends in generating systems based on the microturbine is also determined by economic and other considerations.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
909958
Report Number(s):
BNL-77927-2007-IR
R&D Project: 86763; YN1901000; TRN: US200723%%300
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; ATOMIZATION; COMPUTERS; ECONOMICS; HEATING; HEATING OILS; PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; TURBINES; BIOFUELS

Citation Formats

KRISHNA,C.R. PERFORMANCE OF THE CAPSTONE C30 MICROTURBINE ON BIODIESEL BENDS.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/909958.
KRISHNA,C.R. PERFORMANCE OF THE CAPSTONE C30 MICROTURBINE ON BIODIESEL BENDS.. United States. doi:10.2172/909958.
KRISHNA,C.R. Mon . "PERFORMANCE OF THE CAPSTONE C30 MICROTURBINE ON BIODIESEL BENDS.". United States. doi:10.2172/909958. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909958.
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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