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 language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation - Phoenix, AZ, United States|
Duration: Feb 8 2004 → Feb 11 2004
|Other||Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation|
|Period||2/8/04 → 2/11/04|
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