Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system: Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling

Calin Tarau, George Vradis, Mike Smalec

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Abstract

A comprehensive monitoring effort was undertaken to monitor the performance of a combined heat and power system in an industrial facility. The system comprised of: five Capstone 28 kw microturbine units used to supply electricity to a power plant in an off-grid mode; a waste heat heat-exchanger used to generate hot water for the various needs of the facility as well as to run a hot-water absorption chiller; and an absorption chiller used to provide air-conditioning for the facility's office space as well as cooling of the inlet air to the microturbines during the summer months. A data acquisition system allows fully monitoring the thermodynamic performance of the entire system and each separate component. Individual component efficiencies and overall system efficiency were presented as a function of various pertinent parameters, e.g., ambient temperature and power output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2004Feb 11 2004

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OtherProceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period2/8/042/11/04

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Air intakes
Water absorption
Turbines
Cooling
Monitoring
Waste heat
Air conditioning
Heat exchangers
Data acquisition
Power plants
Electricity
Thermodynamics
Hot Temperature
Water
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Tarau, C., Vradis, G., & Smalec, M. (2004). Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system: Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling. In Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation

Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system : Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling. / Tarau, Calin; Vradis, George; Smalec, Mike.

Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation. 2004.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tarau, C, Vradis, G & Smalec, M 2004, Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system: Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling. in Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation. Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2/8/04.
Tarau C, Vradis G, Smalec M. Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system: Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling. In Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation. 2004
Tarau, Calin ; Vradis, George ; Smalec, Mike. / Comprehensive monitoring of a combined heat and power system : Microturbine, hot water, absorption chiller, and turbine inlet air-cooling. Proceedings - Natural Gas Technologies II: Ingenuity and Innovation. 2004.
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