Modification of Gas Turbines and Operation with Solar Produced Syngas

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C. Sugarmen, A. Rotstein, U. Fisher, J. Sinai

ORMAT Industries Ltd., P.O. Box 68, Yavne 81100, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 867-871 (Jul 19, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1758725 History: Received August 01, 2003; Revised April 01, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
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Schematic of a gas turbine power plant, fueled by syngas from a solar steam reforming system
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Liquid fueled gas turbine showing the original combustion chamber, fuel injector and igniter
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The gas turbine gas fuel system scheme (LPG or Syngas)
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The modified chamber and liner
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ORMAT and Capstone’s system interfaces
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Capstone 60—Fuel gas mixing skid
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Influence of syngas and N2 addition on the turbine power and efficiency
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Influence of syngas addition on the turbine power output and efficiency (no nitrogen)



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