Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Operational Improvements for Start-up Time Reduction in solar Steam Turbines
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology. (CSP Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8888-4474
Lund University.
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology. (CSP Group)
Show others and affiliations
2014 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO: Paper No. GT2014-27065 Volume05C, New York: ASME , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Solar steam turbines are subject to high thermal stresses as a result of temperature gradients during transient operation, which occurs more frequently due to the variability of the solar resource. In order to increase the flexibility of the turbines while preserving lifing requirements, several operational modifications for maintaining turbine temperatures during offline periods are proposed and investigated. The modifications were implemented in a dynamic thermal turbine model and the potential improvements were quantified. The modifications studied included: increasing the gland steam pressure injected to the end-seals, increasing the back pressure and increasing the barring speed. These last two take advantage of the ventilation and friction work. The effects of the modifications were studied both individually as well as in different combinations. The temperatures obtained when applying the combined modifications were compared to regular turbine cool-down temperatures and showed significant improvements on the start-up times of the turbine.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ASME , 2014.
Keyword [en]
Solar Energy, Steam Turbines, Start-up time
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175977DOI: 10.1115/GT2014-27065ISI: 000362139600066OAI: diva2:865713
Asem Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition

QC 20151029. QC 20160214

Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2016-02-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Topel, MonikaSpelling, JamesLaumert, Björn
By organisation
Heat and Power Technology
Energy Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 23 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link