At Remote Oil Fields, the Source of Electric Power for Day to Day Process Operations shall be through two means:
Both of these have their own disadvantages.
The Use of Diesel Engine Generators calls for;
Similarly, When Power is transmitted through Long Distant Composite Cables, there is an Add on Power Factor Correction needed. To accomplish this, there needs to be Installation, Monitoring and Maintenance of Capacitor Banks. These again call for Skilled Manpower. Furthermore, a Significant Amount of Electrical Energy is already compromised.
At Remote Oil Fields:
Gas is a Generated By-Product of the Upstream Process (Crude Production from Wells). By Utilizing this Gas as the Fuel, A Gas Turbine Generator shall be Operated and used as a Captive Source of Electric Power. Since the Upstream Process is a continuous 24×7 process, the Gas Availability also becomes 24×7.
TurboTech Energy USA conducted Application Engineering Study and Based on the Technical and Practical Requirements Capture: The Subject Gas Turbine Generator Solution was DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, PILOTED and SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED at Remote Oil Fields of Customers at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
*Fuel Gas Boosters shall be provided if required by TurboTech Energy
The Following Features are incorporated in the Gas Turbine Generator Package to Ensure High Availability, Safety and Reliability Benefits to End Customer.
Main + Redundant Instrumentation for all Critical Parameters. Total Control through an Integrated System based on PLC. First Alarm, Second Alarm and Moving to Tripping Mode in A Very Practical Sense with Focus on Protection of Equipment, Personnel and Environment.
Pre Start Routine through an Auto Check Mechanism, Post Which OK TO START Signal is given for Start of the Gas Turbine (High Safety Interlocks Incorporated, No Bypass allowed).
At TurboTech, we have analysed and implemented a unique way of harnessing the potential of steam driven turbo drives whilst commanding superior controllability throughout. We have had a plethora of experience in this field as we have provided the Process Industry and power plants with more than 135 Steam Turbines to date.
This unique way of coupling the turbine generator with a pump is yet another value added initiative to support our customers with reliable, sophisticated, and state-of-the-art turbomachinery.
Our bespoke Energy Conservation Turbines are reliable, efficient and forward-thinking turbine solutions, they can aid your organization in acheiving tight efficiency targets, cut costs and help promote a greener tomorrow. They are easily maintained, user friendly and have a short pay-back period of 6 to 18 months.
Our custom made Turbines are extremely versatile and can be applied in the renewable energy sector, energy co-generation, CHP, WHR and the field of captive power.
Cost savings can be found in the form of a reduction in power costs as Steam Turbines can be installed in parallell with pressure reducing valves or pressure reducing desuperheater stations. Any steam energy wasted due to pressure reduction can be recovered easily in the form of electrical power and can further benefit the generation process.
Our Energy Capture Turbines can be used effectively in capturing energy from saturated steam which has high heat transfer capabilities and can be used in diverse applications.
Despite its many uses, saturated steam can erode and deteriorate conventional turbines due to the presence of water droplets, causing the vanes to break which can cause steam leakage. Also, saturated steam fails to push on the vanes of a turbine, which results in a loss of energy. This renders conventional turbines unusable in capturing energy from saturated steam.
The special design and austenistic stainless steel materials used in all of our Steam Turbines gives us the ability to utilize saturated steam without adhering to the shortfalls faced with regular turbines. Our rotors are crafted from a single block and designed to take up speeds thrice its running speed, proving that our turbines are suited for using saturated steam to its full potential and are extremely robust.
Standard/Modified Rankine Cycle
There are Two Prime Reasons why we use Water as the EXTENSIVE Energy Carrying Fluid in All Industrial and Utility Processes:
If we subject Water to both these processes simultaneously, even then water will still remain intact with its Molecular Structure. This property of water is called as Homogeneity which means not losing its structure due to thermal formation or deformation.
The above is the Fundamental Reason why Watern is used as the Fluid in the WORLD FAMOUS THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE called as RANKINE CYCLE. A Slightly modified version of Rankine Cycle that involves both Regeneration and Reheat is called “Modified RANKINE CYCLE”.
It is important to note that Modified RANKINE CYCLE is the Basis for Operation of More than 40% of the Worlds Power Plants Today to Generate Electricity.
Having said all this:
Interestingly, when it comes to ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE, Water is not used as the Energy Carrying Fluid.
The Problem with Modified Rankine Cycle is that the Water Evaporates only at 100 Deg C and above, that means there is no provision for using the same Thermodynamic Cycle when it comes to Lower Temperature Heat Sources.
Hence in order to capitalize heat recovery from Low Temperature Heat Resources, Organic Rankine Cycle is practised and utilized.
The Principle of ORC
Organic Rankine Cycle works on the Principle thatEnergy Carrying Fluid should Boil (Evaporate) at Lower Temperatures WELL BELOW 100 Deg C. The following are the series of steps that is performed during an Organic Rankine Cycle to recover waste heat andconvert it to useful electric power.
There are Several Energy Carrying Fluids that shall be used in Organic Rankine Cycle
The Fluid used by TurboTech Energy on their ORC Turbines is HFC-245FA (PFP) whose properties are defined below:
Energy Carrying Fluid:
HFC, Hydro Fluoro Carbon – HFC-245FA
Penta Flouro Propane (PFP)
As Low As 15.3 Deg C under Standard Atmospheric Conditions
Non Toxic, with Auto Ignition Temperature: 412 Deg C
Any Industry Application in which Heat is rejected at a Temperature of 200 Deg C and above (Or)
Any Renewable Energy Source in which Heat is generated Up to a Temperature of 100 Deg C
Customer shall furnish the details on the following to Team TurboTech Energy for a thorough analysis and feedback on the Potential of Installing an ORC Turbine against their Low Temperature Heat Source: