TRANSPORTING AND PURIFYING LIGHT RESIDUAL FUEL OIL FOR USE IN GAS TURBINES

All of the Oceanside gas turbines are capable of burning natural gas, No. 2 fuel oil, and light residual fuel oil. Since the light residual is less expensive than the other fuels, it is consumed whenever possible. However, the light residual has experienced a major problem--it can pick up sea water salts in moving between the storage tank at the refinery and the Oceanside storage tank. Special handling techniques have eliminated most of the sea water from the delivered product; that which still persists is removed by filtration and gravitational forces. These processes are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting 16-19 September 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hagewood, B T
    • Luckas, H
    • Costikyan, T W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-Pwr-19 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM