Modelling and simulation of high pressure fogging air intake cooling unit of Omotosho phase II gas turbine power plant

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

2 Department of Production Engineering, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the performance of Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant for improved performance. To obtain the required output performance of the gas turbine power plant, operation data from years of 2013 to 2016 was collected from Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant in Ondo State, Nigeria. ASPEN HYSYS 2016 version was used to create two models, with one representing Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant with fogging unit incorporated while the other represented the power plant without fogging unit. The data was fed as input variables into the models in ASPEN HYSYS 2016 version which simulated the power plant process Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) obtained from the power plant simulation when fogging is not incorporated was 0.199 kg/kwh, whereas, SFC of the plant with fogging was 0.179 kg/kwh. Thermal efficiency of 43.93% was obtained from the result of the simulated power plant with fogging system, whereas, thermal efficiency of 39.39% obtained from the result of the simulated power plant without fogging system. Net power of 131 MW was obtained from the simulation of the power plant with fogging system while net power of 117.46 MW was obtained when the plant operates without fogging system installed. For the compressor work, 82 MW/h was obtained from the simulation of the power plant with fogging system, whereas, 112.11 MW/h was obtained from the simulation of the power plant without fogging system. Furthermore, turbine work of 213 MW/h were obtained from the simulation of the power plant operating with fogging system while turbine work of 229.57 MW/h was obtained from the power plant without fogging system. This indicates that the incorporation of fogging system into Omotosho Phase II gas turbine power plant is economically viable in terms of fuel consumption, efficiency, power requirement, and GHG emissions compared to operation of the power plant without fogging system.

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