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Gas-Turbine Power Generation

Book Description

Gas-Turbine Power Generation is a concise, up-to-date, and readable guide providing an introduction to gas turbine power generation technology. It includes detailed descriptions of gas fired generation systems, demystifies the functions of gas fired technology, and explores the economic and environmental risk factors

Engineers, managers, policymakers and those involved in planning and delivering energy resources will find this reference a valuable guide that will help them establish a reliable power supply as they also account for both social and economic objectives.

  • Provides a concise, up-to-date, and readable guide on gas turbine power generation technology
  • Focuses on the evolution of gas-fired power generation using gas turbines
  • Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of the system with concise diagrams and accessible explanations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Gas-Fired Power Generation
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 The History of Natural Gas as an Energy Source and for Power Generation
    3. 1.2 Global Electricity Production from Natural Gas
  6. Chapter 2. The Natural Gas Resource
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 The Composition of Natural Gas
    3. 2.2 Natural Gas Reserves
    4. 2.3 Natural Gas Trade
  7. Chapter 3. Gas-Fired Power Generation Technology
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Natural Gas-Fired Steam Turbine Power Plants
    3. 3.2 Piston Engine-Based Natural Gas Power Units
    4. 3.3 Fuel Cells
  8. Chapter 4. Gas Turbines
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 The History of the Gas Turbine
    3. 4.2 The Gas Turbine Principle
    4. 4.3 A Note About Pressure
    5. 4.4 Compressors
    6. 4.5 Combustion Chambers
    7. 4.6 Turbines
  9. Chapter 5. Advanced Gas Turbine Design
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Gas Turbine Materials
    3. 5.2 Compressor
    4. 5.3 Combustor
    5. 5.4 Turbine Components
    6. 5.5 Component Coatings
    7. 5.6 Thermal Barrier Coatings
    8. 5.7 Turbine Blade Cooling
    9. 5.8 Advanced Materials
  10. Chapter 6. Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Recuperation
    3. 6.2 Reheating
    4. 6.3 Intercooling
    5. 6.4 Mass Injection
    6. 6.5 Cogeneration
  11. Chapter 7. Combined Cycle Power Plants
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Evolution of the Combined Cycle Concept
    3. 7.2 The High Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Plant
    4. 7.3 Heat Recovery Steam Generators
    5. 7.4 Flexible Combined Cycle Power Plants
    6. 7.5 Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant
  12. Chapter 8. Microturbines
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Microturbine Technology
    3. 8.2 Microturbine Enhancements
    4. 8.3 Applications for Microturbines
    5. 8.4 Ultra-Micro Gas Turbines
  13. Chapter 9. Gas-Fired Power Plants and the Environment
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
    3. 9.2 NOx Production Pathways
    4. 9.3 Low NOx Burners
    5. 9.4 Selective Catalytic Reduction
    6. 9.5 Carbon Monoxide
    7. 9.6 Carbon Dioxide
  14. Chapter 10. The Cost of Electricity Generation from Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1 Levelized Cost of Energy Model
    3. 10.2 Capital Cost
    4. 10.3 Fuel Costs
    5. 10.4 The LCOE from a Natural Gas-Fired Power Station