Original Date: 10/18/1999
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Co-Generation Project
Orenda Turbines has over 35 years of experience as a supplier and service provider of industrial gas turbine engines. Through a cooperative agreement, Orenda Turbines is combining this expertise with that of its strategic partners, Ukraine-based gas turbine design and manufacturing companies SPE Mashproekt and PA Zorya, to address the needs of a rapidly developing market for independent power production. The Co-Generation Project involves the development of an electricity/heat co-generation system based on the GT2500 industrial gas turbine engine. Once installed, the system will supply electrical power and heat for Orenda Aerospace’s 750,000-square foot plant. Currently, the company purchases electricity from a public utility (mostly nuclear and coal generation) and uses two diesel-fed boilers to heat its facility.
The OGT2500 package is based on a Mashproekt industrial gas turbine engine coupled to an air-cooled, four-pole electrical generator. The installed system provides nominally 2.7 Megawatts of electrical power at ISO efficiency of 28.5% at site conditions. Several design features maximize the system’s reliability and adaptability to a wide range of customer requirements: The uncomplicated, single shaft, cold-end drive engine design and the common lube system for the generator, engine, and gearbox will help achieve lower maintenance costs.
The engine’s twin silo combustor design provides for ease of maintenance and flexibility in the type of fuel used.
The epicyclic gearbox coupling the engine and generator makes the package more compact.
The engine’s right angle exhaust duct is rotatable, allowing flexibility in how the system is configured to deliver waste heat to a steam generating boiler or other use.
The turbine and generator are housed in an acoustical enclosure that provides silencing to 85 decibels at one meter.
The enclosed unit measures 30 x 10 x 10 feet and weighs 40 tons (excluding the exhaust and boiler).
The Co-Generation Project will be a high profile demonstration of the environmental and economical benefits achievable through a co-generation system, and will promote Orenda Turbines’ capabilities as a supplier of gas turbine-based co-generation systems. The result should be lower energy costs and improved energy efficiency. In the future, Orenda Turbines may also be able to supply excess power to the local electrical utility.
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