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2016 PEI Issue 4

The cost of ineffective filtration

Gas turbine inlet filter performance directly impacts the efficiency of the turbine plant in terms of power output and heat rate loss.

Improving gas turbine performance with dry air injection

Demand for fuel oil for power generation during a Saudi Arabian summer reaches between 420,000 and 430,000 barrels per day.

Turbine trauma: the risk of the start-stop cycle

As the energy industry increases its uptake of power from renewables, the level of demand on large frame gas turbines becomes less predictable, with start-ups triggered by the vagaries of the weather and the economic market.

Advancing steam turbine technology

Renewables may have struck a decisive lead in new worldwide power capacity investment, but King Coal is still to be dethroned.