Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system: Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling

Calin Tarau, George Vradis, Mike Smalec

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Abstract

A comprehensive monitoring effort was undertaken to monitor the performance of a combined heat and power system in an industrial facility. The system comprised of: five Capstone 28 kw microturbine units used to supply electricity to a power plant in an off-grid mode; a waste heat heat-exchanger used to generate hot water for the various needs of the facility as well as to run a hot-water absorption chiller; and an absorption chiller used to provide air-conditioning for the facility's office space as well as cooling of the inlet air to the microturbines during the summer months. A data acquisition system allows fully monitoring the thermodynamic performance of the entire system and each separate component. Individual component efficiencies and overall system efficiency were presented as a function of various pertinent parameters, e.g., ambient temperature and power output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2004Feb 11 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period2/8/042/11/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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