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Evaluation of the Gas Turbine Inlet Temperature with Relation to the Excess Air

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Author(s): F. Rueda Martínez | A. Rueda Martínez | M. Toledo Velazquez | P. Quinto Diez | G. Tolentino Eslava | J. Abugaber Francis

Journal: Energy and Power Engineering
ISSN 1949-243X

Volume: 03;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 517;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Gas Turbine | Excess Air | Turbine Inlet Temperature | Dry Air | Wet Air

ABSTRACT
This paper shows the effect of excess air on combustion gas temperature at turbine inlet, and how it determines power and thermal efficiency of a gas turbine at different pressure ratios and excess air. In such a way an analytic Equation that allows calculating the turbine inlet temperature as a function of excess air, pressure ratio and relative humidity is given. Humidity Impact on excess air calculation is also analyzed and presented. Likewise it is demonstrated that dry air calculations determine a higher level for calculations that can be performed on wet air.
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