Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC), also known as Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (TIAC) and Turbine Inlet Cooling (TIC), is a cost-effective solution to meet the growing demand for power without adding more generators. Adding new generators is capital intensive and can involve long permitting periods, so a better strategy is to enhance the output of existing generators. Cooling the air entering the gas turbine can recover the performance of a gas turbine that has been degraded by high ambient temperatures. The most consistently successful method of GTIAC is mechanical cooling. It delivers the increased cooling capacity and consistency required to obtain optimal output. Operating at the relatively constant conditions extends the life of the turbine and can help lower maintenance costs. The only chiller manufacturer packaging our own GTIAC solutions, Johnson Controls offers:
Find out how our range of gas turbine solutions will improve the performance of your gas turbine generators:
YORK centrifugal chillers is ideal for the high capacity per footprint requirements of GTIAC applications, increasing energy efficiency while delivering reliable, long life performance.
Absorption chillers are the right choice when suitable waste heat is available. They are thermally-driven and can utilize steam, hot water or exhaust gas. As a result, they can provide GTIAC system cooling while consuming very little electricity. This increases the net electrical output from the power plant.
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