A 1 ??C reduction in air temperature can increase output by up to 0.5%.
Helsinki, Finland –?? Ensuring gas turbines run at maximum efficiency is a primary goal for operators. In the current economic climate, anything that increases productivity, and hence profit, is clearly welcome. From an environmental point of view, it is also important that turbines run as efficiently ??? and produce as few emissions ??? as possible.
Fortunately, there are several ways to improve gas turbine output. Controlling the humidity and temperature of air entering the combustion inlet is one of the most important, as it has a direct effect on the turbine???s efficiency, emissions, and operational reliability.
To find out how much the efficiency can be improved with the help of accurate humidity information, read through this new application note from Vaisala.
Ref. B211073EN EN-A
Vaisala Products suitable for combustion inlet air monitoring:
? Vaisala HUMICAP?? Humidity and Temperature Transmitter Series HMT330 and Vaisala Combined Pressure, Humidity and Temperature Transmitter PTU300. Both series have a heated probe option, chemical purge function, and Vaisala HUMICAP?? thin-film polymer technology.
? To check functionality in the field, Vaisala HUMICAP?? Hand-Held Humidity and Temperature Meter HM70.
? To protect direct water splashes from entering the humidity sensor, Vaisala HUMICAP?? Turbine Mounting Kit HMT300TMK.
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