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Investigation of ecological parameters of a gas turbine combustion chamber with steam injection for the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel


The article is dedicated to the investigation of the possibility of using the contact type gas turbine cycle with steam injection into the combustion chamber for the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in order to increase the specific power and efficiency and reduce emissions of toxic components. A new approach is proposed, associated with the use of the two-stage injection of superheated steam into a gas turbine combustion chamber operating on associated gas. In this case, ecological steam is injected to the primary zone of the chamber to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, and power steam is injected to the dilution zone of the chamber in order to increase the power of the installation. This approach can be used in gas turbine engines of various modifications and manufacturers. The thermodynamic parameters of the thermal scheme of a gas–steam turbine operating on associated gas have been determined. Three-dimensional calculations of ecological parameters of a combustion chamber have been carried out, making it possible to determine the rational ratio of the ecological and power steam flow rates to minimize emissions of nitrogen oxides. The results obtained can be used for the modernization of existing and refinement of new samples of environmentally friendly fuel-burning devices.

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\({{C}_{N}}_{e}\) :

Specific hourly fuel consumption, kg/(kW·h)

\({c}_{p}{|}_{{T}_{1}}^{{T}_{2}}\) :

Average mass heat capacity of the working fluid in the temperature range T1T2 kJ/(kg·K)

d :

: Relative gas/steam content

\({E}_{k}\) :

Activation energy, J/mol

\({G}_{\mathrm{s}}\) :

Steam flow rate, kg/s

\({G}_{\mathrm{T}}\) :

Gas flow rates at turbine inlet, kg/s

\({g}_{\text{s}}\) :

Relative steam mass flow rate

\({H}_{f}\) :

The lower calorific value of fuel, kJ/kg

\({h}_{s}\) :

Enthalpy of steam, kJ/kg

\({L}_{0}\) :

Stoichiometric ratio, kg/kg

\({M}_{i}\) :

Molecular weight of component i, kg/kmol

\({N}_{{e}_{\text{sp}}}\) :

Specific power, kJ/kg

\(P\) :

Pressure, Pa

\(q\) :

: Heat supplied, kJ/kg

\({R}_{i}\) :

Rate of component’s formation/destruction, mol/(cm3·s)

\({T}\) :

Temperature, K

\(t\) :

Time, s

\(v\) :

Velocity, m/s

\({x}_{i}\) :

Coordinates, m

\({Y}_{i}\) :

Mass fraction of component i

\(\alpha\) :

Air excess coefficient

\({\alpha }_{\varepsilon }\) :

Inverse effective Prandtl numbers for ε

\({\alpha }_{k}\) :

Inverse effective Prandtl numbers for k

\(\varepsilon\) :

Turbulence kinetic energy dissipation, m2/s3

\({\eta }_{\text{CC}}\) :

Combustion efficiency

\({\eta }_{e}\) :

The efficiency of the turbine aggregate

\({\eta }_{{m}_{\text{T}}}\) :

Mechanical efficiency of the turbines

\({\eta }_{\text{RG}}\) :

Mechanical efficiency of the reducer

\(k\) :

Turbulence kinetic energy, m2/s2

\({\pi }_{\text{c}}\) :

Compression ratio


: Mass density, kg/m3

\({\tau }_{st}\) :

Stress tensor, N/m2


Combustion chamber


Contact gas–steam turbine aggregate


Floating production, storage, and offloading


: Gas–steam condenser


Generator’s turbine


High-pressure compressor


High-pressure turbine


Heat-recovery steam generator


Low-pressure compressor


Low-pressure turbine


Steam-injected gas turbine


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Serbin, S., Burunsuz, K., Dzida, M. et al. Investigation of ecological parameters of a gas turbine combustion chamber with steam injection for the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. Int J Energy Environ Eng (2021).

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  • Gas turbine
  • Combustion chamber
  • Steam injection
  • Marine power plant