answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The efficiency depends primarily on size (different manufacturtes have use similar designs). Bigger Gas Turbines tend to more effiecient. Additional factors such as waste heat recovery and heat exchangers can improve the system efficiency (but not the effiecency of the actual Gas Tubine).

Smaller gas turbines such as the Rolls Royce Avons have around 25% Thermal Efficiency while larger units such as the Rolls Royce Trent-50 have efficiencies of around 42%. A full list of Tubine Efficiencies for different manufacturers can be found at http://www.vibronurse.com/turbmath.HTML

Note that the above comment does not make the Avon a bad unit its simply the case that it is designed primarily for a high power to weight ratio. Some people will also quote very high figures for G.E Frame machines (+50%) but these numbers usually include co-gen (a steam turbine used to recover waste heat) and are therefor not just Gas Turbine Efficiency.

The full calculation for calculating Gas Turbine effieciency is avalaible at VibroNurse at the following page (http://www.vibronurse.com/turbmath.HTML) and program which does the calculation is available at http://www.vibronurse.com/gaseff.HTML. We use this program at our oil and gas platforms and it works well particlauarly as a condition monitoring tool.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 15:22:41
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What are the regulations that affect how you should be treated at work

What materials equipment and tools can be re-used

What procedure and format can you use for making suggestions for improvements

What is the importance of maintaining effective working relationships within the workplace

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
3.89
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
19 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Thermal efficiency of gas turbine
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What is the efficiency of thermal power plant?

A modern combined cycle gas turbine/ steam turbine power plant can reach almost 60% efficiency.


How do you increase a Thermal efficiency of brayton cycle?

by increasing the turbine inlet gas temperature


How inefficiencies of compressor and turbine affect back work ratio and efficiency of gas turbine?

Inefficiencies in the compressor of a gas turbine cycle increase the back-work ratio and decrease the thermal efficiency of the gas turbine cycle, since they increase the compressor work.


What is the effect or reheater in the gas turbine?

1.Turbine output is increased for same compressor work. 2.As more heat is supplied,thermal efficiency decreases.


What are the effects of humidity on gas turbine performance?

an increase in relative humidity will increase the Gas turbine output. and thermal efficiency. when the ambient tempeature is high at that time also if RH is high it will have a slight positive impact on GT output & Efficiency.


Thermal barrier coating on gas turbine?

gas turbine's operate at very high temperatures. so a thermal barrier coating is necessary to protect the gas turbine components. TBC's have low thermal conductivity. they also protect against oxidation and hot corrosion.


How do I calculate Gas turbine efficiency calculation?

output /input


What is the efficiency of a Turbine?

The efficiency of a Turbine, is roughly 40%.


Do you use HHV or LHV for gas turbine efficiency calculation?

Gas turbine manufacturers generally state the efficiency of their turbines using LHV. However, natural gas in the U.S. is bought and sold on an HHV basis, so be careful that you don't mix units. Otherwise, you will buy a gas turbine that is too small for your anticipated needs.


Why the temperature and the pressure of gas are decreasing after flowing out from turbine?

The gas (working fluid) having flown through the turbine does some work on the turbine, converting its thermal energy into mechanical work produced by the turbine and coming out as an expanding gas with lower temperature and pressure.


Is it true that thermal efficiency of a diesel engine equals indicated thermal efficiency - brake thermal efficiency?

no


How can I run a gas turbine power generator efficiently?

www.muellerenvironmental.com/documents/GER3567H.pdf discusses many factors affecting gas turbine efficiency. It specifically addresses GE turbines, but the factors discussed are relevant to all gas turbine power generators.

People also asked