The knowledge of off-design performance for a given gas turbine system is critical particularly in applications where considerable operation at low load setting is required. This information allows designers to ensure safe operation of the system and determine in advance thermoeconomic penalty due to performance loss while operating under part-load conditions. In this paper, thermoeconomic analysis results for the intercooled reheat (ICRH) and recuperated gas turbine, at the part-load conditions in cogeneration applications, have been presented. Thermodynamically, a recuperated ICRH gas turbine-based cogeneration system showed lower penalty in terms of electric efficiency and Energy Saving Index over the entire part-load range in comparison to the other cycles (nonrecuperated ICRH, recuperated Brayton and simple Brayton cycles) investigated. Based on the comprehensive economic analysis for the assumed values of economic parameters, this study shows that a midsize (electric power capacity 20 MW) cogeneration system utilizing nonrecuperated ICRH cycle provides higher return on investment both at full-load and part-load conditions, compared to the other same size cycles, over the entire range of fuel cost, electric sale, and steam sale values examined. The plausible reasons for the observed trends in thermodynamic and economic performance parameters for four cycles and three sizes of cogeneration systems under full-load and part-load conditions have been presented in this paper.
Thermoeconomic Analysis of an Intercooled, Reheat, and Recuperated Gas Turbine for Cogeneration Applications—Part II: Part-Load Operation
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, June 4–7, 2001; Paper 01-GT-207. Manuscript received by IGTI, Dec. 2000, final revision, Mar. 2001. Associate Editor: R. Natole.
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Bhargava, R., Negri di Montenegro , G., and Peretto, A. (September 24, 2002). "Thermoeconomic Analysis of an Intercooled, Reheat, and Recuperated Gas Turbine for Cogeneration Applications—Part II: Part-Load Operation ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2002; 124(4): 892–903. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1477195
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