WIT Press


Thermal Analysis Of A Turbine Stack

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT040281

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

683 kb

Author(s)

E. Aulisa, A. Barletta, M. Gallipoli, A. Terenzi & E. Zanchini

Abstract

The thermal analysis of a turbine stack discharging exhaust gases to the atmosphere is presented. The examined turbine stack belongs to a gas lift plant for oil extraction located in the Gulf area. The analysis has been performed because an overheating of the anchor flange/bolts and of the concrete foundation occurred and caused small cracks in the upper layer of the foundation. A qualitative thermal analysis of the stack has pointed out that the main cause of the overheating was the thermal radiation in the air-filled region underneath the stack bottom plate. Detailed calculations performed by using a CFD code (Fluent ver. 6.0.12), cross-checked with measurements taken from site, have shown that a significant reduction of the heat flux to the foundation could be obtained by filling the above menti

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