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Title: Industrial advanced turbine systems: Development and demonstration. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1998

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a program for advanced turbine systems (ATS) that will serve industrial power generation markets. The objective of the cooperative agreements granted under the program is to join the DOE with industry in research and development that will lead to commercial offerings in the private sector. The ATS will provide ultra-high efficiency, environmental superiority, and cost competitiveness. The ATS will foster (1) early market penetration that enhances the global competitiveness of US industry, (2) public health benefits resulting from reduced exhaust gas emissions of target pollutants, (3) reduced cost of power used in the energy-intensive industrial marketplace, and (4) the retention and expansion of the skilled US technology base required for the design, development and maintenance of state-of-the-art advanced turbine products. The Industrial ATS Development and Demonstration program is a multi-phased effort. Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar) has participated in Phases 1 and 2 of the program. On September 14, 1995 Solar was awarded a Cooperative Agreement for Phases 3 and 4 of the program. Phase 3 of the work is separated into two subphases: Phase 3A entails Component Design and Development; Phase 3B will involve Integrated Subsystem Testing. Phase 4 will cover Hostmore » Site Testing. As of the end of the reporting period work on the program is 29.1% complete (24.7% last quarter). Work on the Mercury 50 development and ATS technology development portions of the program (WBS 10000 et seq) is 48.9% complete (41.6% last quarter). Estimates of percent complete are based upon milestones completed. In order to maintain objectivity in assessing schedule progress, Solar uses a 0/100 percent complete assumption for milestones rather than subjectively estimating progress toward completion of milestones. Cost and schedule variance information is provided in Section 4.0 Program Management.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
656822
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/31173-23
ON: DE98057984; TRN: AHC29817%%381
DOE Contract Number:
FC21-95MC31173
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Research Org:
Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PROGRESS REPORT; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ON-SITE POWER GENERATION; GAS TURBINES; DESIGN; CATALYTIC COMBUSTORS; HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS