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Title: Advanced Turbine Systems Program conceptual design and product development. Task 3.0, Selection of natural gas-fired Advanced Turbine System

This report presents results of Task 3 of the Westinghouse ATS Phase II program. Objective of Task 3 was to analyze and evaluate different cycles for the natural gas-fired Advanced Turbine Systems in order to select one that would achieve all ATS program goals. About 50 cycles (5 main types) were evaluated on basis of plant efficiency, emissions, cost of electricity, reliability-availability-maintainability (RAM), and program schedule requirements. The advanced combined cycle was selected for the ATS plant; it will incorporate an advanced gas turbine engine as well as improvements in the bottoming cycle and generator. Cost and RAM analyses were carried out on 6 selected cycle configurations and compared to the baseline plant. Issues critical to the Advanced Combined Cycle are discussed; achievement of plant efficiency and cost of electricity goals will require higher firing temperatures and minimized cooling of hot end components, necessitating new aloys/materials/coatings. Studies will be required in combustion, aerodynamic design, cooling design, leakage control, etc.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
51006
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/30247--4023
ON: DE95000093
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-93MC30247
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1994
Research Org:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; COAL-FIRED GAS TURBINES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; COMBINED CYCLES; THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES