BRAYTON CYCLES CHALLENGE RANKINE FOR DOMINANCE

The boiler/steam turbine power production cycle has been dominant in commercial power generation for decades. The author finds, however, that gas turbines are making a comeback. Their prominence in cogeneration, independent power production and utility plans for new capacity additions is unquestionable. This comeback might well be sustainable owing to the variety of Brayton cycles that are under development and that are characterized by the author as posing a challenge to the long-standing dominance of the Rankine cycle. The discussion focuses on the steam-injected gas turbine (STIG) and its role as a potential competitor to combined cycle systems.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Makansi, J
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Power
    • Volume: 133
    • Issue Number: No.6
    • ISSN: 0032-5929

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM