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Cogeneration

Training Agenda: Cogeneration

Introduction Types of cogeneration systems Assessment of cogeneration systems Energy efficiency opportunities

Steam turbines Microturbines Fuel cells .Introduction What¶s a Cogeneration/CHP System? ‡ Generation of multiple forms of energy in one system: heat and power ‡ Defined by its ³prime movers´ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Reciprocating engines Combustion or gas turbines.

Introduction Efficiency Advantage of CHP Conventional Generation (58% Overall Efficiency) 36 Units (Losses) Combined Heat & Power (85% Overall Efficiency) 60 100 L = 40% 24 Uni ts 68 34 Uni ts 40 L = 85% 6 Units (Losses) 10 Units (Losses) .

especially CO2 ‡ Ability to use waste materials ‡ Large cost savings ‡ Opportunity to decentralize the electricity generation ‡ Promoting liberalization in energy markets .Introduction Benefits of Cogeneration / CHP) ‡ Increased efficiency of energy conversion and use ‡ Lower emissions.

Training Agenda: Cogeneration Introduction Types of cogeneration systems Assessment of cogeneration systems Energy efficiency opportunities 6 .

Bottoming cycle .Type of Cogeneration Systems ‡ Steam turbine ‡ Gas turbine ‡ Reciprocating engine ‡ Other classifications: .Topping cycle .

Type of Cogeneration Systems Steam Turbine Cogeneration System ‡ Widely used in CHP applications ‡ Oldest prime mover technology ‡ Capacities: 50 kW to hundreds of MWs ‡ Thermodynamic cycle is the ³Rankin cycle´ that uses a boiler ‡ Most common types ‡ Back pressure steam turbine ‡ Extraction condensing steam turbine .

Type of ogeneration Systems Back Pressure Steam Turbine ‡ Steam exits the turbine at a higher pressure that the atmospheric HP Steam Boiler Turbine Advantages: -Simple configuration -Low capital cost -Low need of cooling water -High total efficiency Disadvantages: -Larger steam turbine -Electrical load and output can not be matched Fuel ondensate Process LP Steam Figure: Back pressure steam turbine .

Type of Cogeneration Systems Extraction Condensing Steam Turbine HP Steam ‡ Steam obtained by extraction from an intermediate stage ‡ Remaining steam is exhausted ‡ Relatively high capital cost. lower total efficiency ‡ Control of electrical power independent of thermal load Boiler Fuel Turbine LP Steam Condensate Process Condenser Figure: Extraction condensing steam turbine .

expanded ‡ excess power used to produce power ‡ Natural gas is most common fuel ‡ 1MW to 100 MW range ‡ Rapid developments in recent years ‡ Two types: open and closed cycle .Type of Cogeneration Systems Gas Turbine Cogeneration System ‡ Operate on thermodynamic ³Brayton cycle´ ‡ atmospheric air compressed. heated.

Type of Cogeneration Systems Open Cycle Gas Turbine ‡ Open Brayton cycle: atmospheric air at increased pressure to combustor ‡ Old/small units: 15:1 New/large units: 30:1 ‡ Exhaust gas at 450600 oC ‡ High pressure steam produced: can drive steam turbine Compressor ir Turbine Combustor Fuel Exhaust Gases Condensate from Process HRSG Steam to Process G Generator Figure: Open cycle gas turbine cogeneration .

Type of Cogeneration Systems Closed Cycle Gas Turbine Heat Source ‡ Working fluid circulates in a closed circuit and does not cause corrosion or erosion ‡ Any fuel. nuclear or solar energy can be used Heat Exchanger G Generator Compressor Turbine Condensate from Process Steam to Process Figure: Closed Cycle Gas Turbine Cogeneration System .

fuel costs ‡ Used as direct mechanical drives ‡ Four sources of usable waste heat Figure: Reciprocating engine cogeneration system (UNESCAP.Type of Cogeneration Systems Reciprocating Engine Cogeneration Systems ‡ Used as direct mechanical drives ‡ Many advantages: operation. efficiency. 2000) .

Type of Cogeneration Systems Topping Cycle ‡ Supplied fuel first produces power followed by thermal energy ‡ Thermal energy is a by product used for process heat or other ‡ Most popular method of cogeneration .

Type of Cogeneration Systems Bottoming Cycle ‡ Primary fuel produces high temperature thermal energy ‡ Rejected heat is used to generate power ‡ Suitable for manufacturing processes .

Training Agenda: Cogeneration Introduction Types of cogeneration systems Assessment of cogeneration systems Energy efficiency opportunities .

Assessment of Cogeneration Systems Performance Terms & Definitions ‡ Overall Plant Heat Rate (kCal/kWh): Ms x (hs  hw) Power Output (kW ) Ms = Mass Flow Rate of Steam (kg/hr) hs = Enthalpy of Steam (kCal/kg) hw = Enthalpy of Feed Water (kCal/kg) ‡ Overall Plant Fuel Rate (kg/kWh) Fuel Consumption * (kg / hr ) Power Output (kW ) .

Assessment of Cogeneration Systems Steam Turbine Performance ‡ Steam turbine efficiency (%): Actual Enthalpy Drop across the Turbine (k al / kg ) x 100 Isentropic Enthalpy drop across the Turbine (k al / kg ) Gas Turbine Performance ‡ Overall gas turbine efficiency (%) (turbine compressor): o er utput ( k ) x 860 uel Input for Gas Turbine ( kg / hr ) x G V of x 100 uel ( k al / kg ) .

Assessment of Cogeneration Systems Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Performance ‡ Heat recovery steam generator efficiency (%): M s x ( hs [ M f x Cp (t in hw ) x 100 t out )]  [ M aux x GCV of Fuel (kCal / kg )] Ms = Steam Generated (kg/hr) hs = Enthalpy of Steam (kCal/kg) hw = Enthalpy of Feed Water (kCal/kg) Mf = Mass flow of Flue Gas (kg/hr) t-in = Inlet Temperature of Flue Gas (0C) t-out = Outlet Temperature of Flue Gas (0C) Maux = Auxiliary Fuel Consumption (kg/hr) .

Training Agenda: Cogeneration Introduction Types of cogeneration systems Assessment of cogeneration systems Energy efficiency opportunities .

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Steam Turbine Cogeneration System Steam turbine: ‡ Keep condenser vacuum at optimum value ‡ Keep steam temperature and pressure at optimum value ‡ Avoid part load operation and starting & stopping Boiler & steam ± see other chapters .

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Gas Turbine Cogeneration System Gas turbine ± manage t e follo ing parameters: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Gas temperature an pressure art loa operation an starting stopping Temperature of ot gas an e aust gas ass flo t roug gas turbine ir pressure ir compressors ± see ressors ter Heat recovery y tem enerator ± see w ste eat recovery chapter .

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