Hydrogen fuel blending system for GE 7FA gas turbines
In response to a request from the Dow Chemical Company, GE developed a fuel blending system allowing a hydrogen / natural gas fuel blend to be burned in a 7FA Gas Turbine with the DLN2.6 combustion system.
In the previous part of this series, we saw how energy efficiencies of aircraft jet engines jumped, and how significant advancements were made further. In this article, we will discuss how the combined cycles can be optimized for increased efficiency and maximum power output.
How power demand changes with the use of electric vehicles
Every 10,000 miles driven in an electric vehicle (EV) equates to the amount of power needed by one home in the USA for a year, said Donald Karner, President and CEO of electric vehicle (EV) vendor ECOtality North America, at this year’s PowerGen conference.
Art Titus to be Elliott's new COO; succeeds Tony Casillo
Elliott Group recently announced that Art Titus has been named Chief Operating Officer, succeeding outgoing COO Tony Casillo, who retired in December after 36 years with Elliott. Over the past six years, Tony Casillo led Elliott through a period of sustained growth and the closer integration of our global operations, said Yasuyuki Uruma, CEO of Elliott Group.
The key player in the projected energy plan burning the new shale gas is the internal combustion gas turbine using the Brayton Cycle, invented by George Brayton in 1870. In his invention, air was compressed and delivered to a combustion chamber where liquid fuel was injected and burned directly with the air. The hot gases then went to an expander.
BP acquires 750KW MT250s to reduce carbon footprint in Wyoming
FlexEnergy Inc. has shipped three of its Flex Turbine MT250s to BP, to help the energy group further reduce its carbon footprint at its Wamsutter, WY, water disposal facility, through a contract with Power Service Inc.
GE to supply 48 MW aeroderivative services to Turkey’s Bis Enerji
GE announced recently it would supply a 48-megawatt (MW) LM6000-PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Turkey's independent power producer Bis Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS for expansion. This is an attractive solution offering high output power, 10-minute start-up capabilities, best-in-class reliability, highly efficient operation, low emissions and fuel-flexibility.
Driven by surging natural gas consumption in Asia and the United States, its global use rebounded 7.4 percent from its 2009 slump to hit a record 111.9 trillion cubic feet in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs Online report from the Worldwatch Institute.
Wood Group to maintain 7FA combined cycle plant in the US
Wood Group GTS has secured a multi-million dollar facility operations, maintenance and long-term gas turbine maintenance contract from Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc (AECI) for the Dell Power Plant in Arkansas recently.