Tag: microturbine

Microturbines are touted to become widespread in distributed power and combined heat and power applications. They are one of the most promising technologies for powering hybrid electric vehicles. They range from hand held units producing less than a kilowatt, to commercial sized systems that produce tens or hundreds of kilowatts. Basic principles of microturbine are based on micro combustion.

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

Wheels Turning, Blades Spinning

Wheels Turning, Blades Spinning

Every turbine differs in kind (steam or gas), power output, and size (from a small emergency backup generator to behemoth hydro eclectic dam turbines), operations (simple cycle or combined cycle), customers (local or general power grid), manufacturer, location, installation, etc. But the one factor they all have in common is

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

While combined heat & power (CHP) may not be appropriate for integration into all microgrids, it definitely does have its place in a lot of them.

CHP systems output heat (or cooling), as well as electricity, primarily as a topping cycle. “The prime mover is typically a reci­procating engine or a turbine,”

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

There is no “all-in-one” filter. There

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

Gas Turbine Generators Bring Power Where It’s Needed

Gas Turbine Generators Bring Power Where It’s Needed

Because of their small footprint and light weight, gas turbines are ideally suited for mobile and distributed power applications that bring power closer to the point of use, notes Claudette Carmine Harris, marketing communications for Solar Turbines.

Solar Turbines, Inc. manufactures gas turbine-driven generator sets from 1 to 22 MW for

Connectivity And Resilience

Connectivity And Resilience

The great northeast power blackout of 2003 was a reminder that reliance on large grids has widespread implications. The power outage—lasting several days in some areas—affected millions in the US and Canada. Nearly a decade later, Hurricane Sandy left the area without power for weeks. Many in the energy industry

Microgrids For Industry

Microgrids For Industry

The City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Redevelopment Authority and the Century City Redevelopment Corporation, along with financial help from other city and federal agencies, have developed an 86-acre regional business park to attract advanced manufacturing companies and to create jobs in the greater Milwaukee area. Microgrids will form a core part of the park’s infrastructure.

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