The Modernization Potential of Gas Turbines in the Coal-Fired Power Industry

Thermal and Economic Effectiveness

  • Ryszard Bartnik

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

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The opportunity of repowering the existing condensing power stations by means of  gas turbogenerators offers an important opportunity to considerably improvement of their energy efficiency. The Modernization Potential of Gas turbines in the Coal-Fired Power Industry presents the methodology, calculation procedures and tools used to support enterprise planning for adapting power stations to dual-fuel gas-steam combined-cycle technologies.

Both the conceptual and practical aspects of the conversion of existing coal-fired power plants is covered. Discussions of the feasibility, advantages and disadvantages and possible methods are supported by chapters presenting equations of energy efficiency for the conditions of repowering a power unit by installing a gas turbogenerator in a parallel system and the results of technical calculations involving the selection heating structures of heat recovery steam generators. A methodology for analyzing thermodynamic and economic effectiveness for the selection of a structure of the heat recovery steam generator for the repowered power unit is also explained.

The Modernization Potential of Gas turbines in the Coal-Fired Power Industry is an informative monograph written for researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in power engineering.


Coal-fired Power Stations Gas Turbogenerator Heat Recovery Steam Generator Repowering Using Gas Turbines Thermal and Economic Effectiveness

Authors and affiliations

  • Ryszard Bartnik
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4859-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4860-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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