Power Plant Cooling

Andrews Sykes provides Inlet Cooling for Power Plant

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 1: provided additional chillers to the existing heat exchanger to increase cooling capacity. This includes a 200TR/700kW Chiller and 100TR/384kW Chiller.

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. read more