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RESEARCH PAPERS: Equipment Manufacturing/Hydrocarbon Processing

Combined Cycles—Alternative for Process Steam Systems

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H. L. Harkins

Hawker Siddeley Power Engineering Inc., Houston, Tex. 77024

J. Energy Resour. Technol 105(3), 396-400 (Sep 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230936 History: Received October 01, 1981; Revised February 28, 1983; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

The state-of-the-art combined cycle system consisting of combustion turbines, heat recovery steam generators, and steam turbine-generator units, offers a high-efficiency method for the production of electrical and heat energy at relatively low installed and operating costs. Regional fuel usage projections for major petrochemical areas of the country indicate a substantial continued usage of lighter fuels for the next 15 to 20 yr by electric utilities and industrials. Only the highest efficiency utilization of these premium fuels should be considered, and this paper discusses systems for this higher utilization. Typical plant systems are compared to more efficient systems, the relative economic incentives are considered, applications for specific requirements representative of industry practice are developed, and alternative fuel considerations for combined cycle systems are included.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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