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Microturbines Applications for Distributed Energy Systems

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ISBN-10: 0750684690

ISBN-13: 9780750684699

Edition: 2007

Authors: Claire Soares

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Small-scale gas turbines, known as Microturbines, represent an exciting new development in gas turbine technology. They can run in size from small, human-scale machines down to micro-sized mini-machines that can barely be seen by the naked eye. They also run a great diversity of fuel types, from various types of commercial gases to waste-generated gases. This new book by industry expert Claire Soares will fully describe the various types of microturbines, their applications, and their particular requirements for installation, maintenance and repair. It will explain how a microturbine the size of a refrigerator can power an entire school, hospital or small factory, which is particularly…    
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Book details

List price: $101.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years' experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.

Author's Notes
Introduction and Background Glossary
Battery, Electric
Fuel Cell
Gas Turbine
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Basic Microturbines
Distributed Generation and Microturbines
Design and Components of Microturbines
Thermodynamic Heat Cycle
Microturbine Package
Inlet Air Cooling
Firing (Turbine Inlet) Temperature
Fuel Gas Compressors
Combined Heat and Power Operation
Microturbine Application and Performance
Combined Heat and Power
Cost and Performance Characteristics
Microturbine Design Considerations
Part-Load Performance
Effects of Ambient Conditions on Performance
Combined Heat and Power Performance
Microturbine Economics and Market Factors
Sample Cost Data: Microturbine CHP Systems
Sample Cost Data: Microturbine Power-Only Systems
Determining Project Economics and ROI
Microturbine Fuels and Emissions
Emission Characteristics
System Emissions
Microturbine Performance Optimization and Testing
Technology Paths to Increased Performance
Ceramic Materials
Microturbine Installation and Commissioning
Site Selection
Floor Planning
Recommended Service Clearances
Factors Affecting Performance
System Airflow Requirements
Indoor Installation
Microturbine Maintenance, Availability, and Life Cycle Usage
Availability and Life
Microturbine System Applications and Case Studies
Microturbines Operating in Power-Only Applications
Chemical Plant
Factory Commissary
Dairy Farm
Mass Transit HEV Buses
Office/Factory Building
Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
Project Development
Combined Head and Power With Microturbines
Types of Plants
What Makes a Plant a Good Candidate for CHP?
Microturbine CHP Systems
CHP Funding Oportunities
Economics of CHP
Unconventional Microturbine Fuels
Microturbine Generator Running on Landfill Gas in Florida
Fuel Gas from Cow Manure
Extracts from "Economic and Financial Aspects of Landfill Gas to Energy Project Development in California
Competition for the Microturbine Industry
Competing Distributed Energy Systems
Wind Hybrids and Other Sources
Biodiesel Fueled Wind-Diesel Hybrids
Producer Gas Hybrids
Biogas Hybrids
Solar Hybrids
Micro-Hydroelectric Hybrids
In General
Microturbines in Integrated Systems, Fuel Cells, and Hydrogen Fuel
1-MW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-Hybrid Fuel Cell/Microturbine System
Microturbine-Wind Hybrids
Fuel Cells
Biofuels for Fuel Cells
Fuel Reforming
Stationary and Transport Applications of Fuel Cells
Fuel Cell Case Studies
The Hydrogen Energy Vector
Microturbine Manufacturing and Packaging
Component Development
Business Risk and Investment Considerations
Internet Purchase and Internet Paid-Membership Sites
Stock Offerings
Government Support and New Legislation
Cultural Considerations
Federal Life-Cycle Costing Procedures
The Future for Microturbine Technology
"Thumbnail"-Sized Personal Turbines