Gas Turbine Efficiency Improvements

Course Number: M-2076
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Amitosh De, PhD
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Overview

In Gas Turbine Efficiency Improvements, you'll learn ...

  • Methods for using waste heat to improve the efficiency of a gas turbine system
  • Gas turbine fundamentals, including various types, applications and major components
  • Differences between ideal and real thermodynamic cycles and their implication in practical operation
  • Incremental efficiency gains associated with individual process improvements, such as the addition of heat exchangers and intercoolers

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 18 pages

In this course, you’ll learn methods for using waste heat to improve the efficiency of a gas turbine system. The course begins with a discussion of gas turbine fundamentals, including various types, applications and major components of the system. Ideal and actual thermodynamic cycles are explained along with the concepts of work ratio and efficiency for both the compressor and the turbine.

Multiple process improvements are then reviewed both individually and collectively, including the addition of intercoolers in between stages of the compressor and adding a heat exchanger before the combustion chamber. The course concludes with a discussion of the incremental efficiency gains that can be expected with each process improvement, as well as how the benefits of lower fuel costs and reduced emissions must be weighed against the additional capital, operational and maintenance costs associated with implementing the process improvements.

Concepts are illustrated throughout the course using sample problems and solutions. Various gas turbine design iterations and their associated performance characteristics are demonstrated and tabulated in a systematic way.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Thermodynamic processes as found in practice for compressors and turbines
  • Lay out diagram and temperature & entropy plot of gas turbine systems for different designs
  • Correlation work between lay out diagram and temperature& entropy
  • How to solve problems using parametric value of gas turbine plant at different designed conditions
  • Calculation of temperatures, efficiencies, work ratio and other properties
  • Effects of introducing intercoolers and a heat exchanger individually and collectively for gas turbine systems
  • Efficiency improvements and change in work ratio associated with the various design modifications

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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