WIT Press


Compact Tubular Ceramic Heat Exchangers For Micro Gas Turbine Engines

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT040241

Volume

46

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

3,383 kb

Author(s)

A.V. Soudarev, A.A. Souryaninov & B.V. Soudarev

Abstract

Skid-mounted power plants have been finding ever-widening application on the power generation market [1]. Flexibility, compactness and the light weight of small GTEs promote their use as the main components of such power generating plants. However, to increase their cost-effectiveness, a notable elevation of the working media parameters is a must. What constrains the above elevation is the problems of reliability and durability of operation of hot parts of the turbine which need to be cooled but, first and foremost, it is a degradation of the effectiveness of the small-size blades for compressors and turbines. Furthermore, at turbine cooling, a power is consumed which is connected with heat removal and, also, the power consumption for treatment and circulation of the cooling agent tends to increase as wel

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