During the hot summer months, large gas & diesel turbines experience large de-rates. De-rates refer to the loss of power output due to heat. This can be as high as 15-25% when temperatures reach 45 degree Celsius.
A local utility vendor approached us in the UAE and asked for turbine inlet cooling. This solution has 3 parts:
Part 2: Provided a chiller and air handler along with ducting to duct the cold air of the air inlet of the turbine. This artificially reduced the air temperature and increased the efficiencies.