Thursday, 17 August 2017

Recapturing lost MW through ‘inlet fogging’

La Paloma CCGT in McKittrick, California La Paloma CCGT in McKittrick, California

To restore deteriorating output, La Paloma Generating Company (LPGC) considered an upgrade of turbine components, but found a cheaper way: "After doing a net present value analysis of the money we would have to invest and how much power we would recover, fogging turned to be really, really good in terms of dollars per kW," said Pablo Cortes Oseguera, LPGC engineering and maintenance manager. "It made a lot of sense to our owners."

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