Siemens said that 60 percent thermal efficiency is the economic limit for combined-cycle generating plants, but it`s within reach of current technology. At a recent press briefing in Berlin to introduce the firm`s new 3A gas turbine design, Siemens executives said they had targeted 60 percent thermal efficiency and hoped to achieve it soon.
The Power Generation Group of Siemens is developing an efficient 165-MW-class V84.3A heavy-duty combustion turbine that combines Siemens design experience with the aeroengine technology of Pratt & Whitney. Siemens plans to introduce a family of these advanced machines over the next few months.
Cleaning up the environment is a major reason that Europe`s electric generating companies are installing scrubbers, low-NOx burners and AFBC
A Turkish-German consortium under the leadership of the Power Generation Group of Siemens AG is to build Kazakhstan`s first combined-cycle power plant in the Aktyubinsk region in the western part of the country. The state-owned utility, Kazakhstanenergo, Almaty, will purchase the 954-MW plant.
The ZUS condition monitoring system provides diagnostics tasks. The system detects minimal changes in component behavior on the basis of temperature, structure-borne noise and vibration signals, and sounds alarms to indicate incipient damage. It features a self-learning mode which lets the system set its own monitoring limits.
Venezuela`s concern for protecting the environment, and the country`s need for more efficient power generation, were major factors in EDELCA installing a state-of-the art energy management system.
Everyone seems to be concerned with "the customer" these days, and those at the 39th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress/Users Symposium & Exposition (Turbo Expo `94) were no exception. In fact, the theme of the June Turbo Expo was "Maintain the Edge for the User."