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1 SOLAR THERMAL STEAM TURBINE SYSTEM ME 258 ADNAN A. BEDRI PROF. TIMOTHY MARBACH FALL 2012

2 INTRODUCTION A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. Its modern manifestation was invented by Sir Charles Parsons in 1884 whose first model was connected to a dynamo that generated 7.5kw of electricity.

3 Conti……… The steam turbine is a form of heat engine that derives much of its improvement in thermodynamic efficiency through the use of multiple stages in the expansion of the steam, which results in a closer approach to the ideal reversible process.

4 Conti…… Steam turbines are made in a variety of sizes ranging from small <0.75 kW (1< hp) units (rare) used as mechanical drives for pumps, compressors and other shaft driven equipment, to 1,500,000 kW (2,000,000 hp) turbines used to generate electricity.

5 Thermodynamics of steam turbines  Steam Turbine operates on basic principles of thermodynamics using the parts of Rankin cycle.  Superheated vapor enters the turbine, after it having exited the boiler at high T and P.  The high T/P steam is converted into kinetic energy using nozzle.

6 Conti..  Once the steam has exited the nozzle it is moving at high velocity and sent to the blades of turbine to create force causing them to move.  A generator or other such device can be placed on the shaft and energy can now be stored or used.

7 Solar Steam Turbines The solar steam generated by these state of the art commercial solar thermal power plants does not exceed 380ºC(553k), which limits the conversion efficiency of the steam turbine connected downstream. This performance limitation can be overcome by raising the operability temperature of the receiver and thereby increasing the conversion efficiencies of the thermodynamic cycle:  In point-focusing system, precise solar concentration can be achieved.

8 Direct Solar Steam generator Some solar company like AREVA offers direct solar steam for :  Enhanced oil recovery  Petrochemical refining  Food processing and dessalination.

9 Solar thermal power plant  In order to reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, promoting the utilization of renewable energy and improving the efficiency of energy utilization are important.  Solar thermal energy, the most abundant renewable energy source, has been used to generate electric power energy in limited regions where solar radiation energy is abundant.

10 Conti.. A steam accumulator is incorporated as a heat storage device to store surplus steam produced during the day when solar radiation is large and to use the steam when solar radiation is low.

11 Solar steam turbine performance  During start-up of the power plant, it is assumed that the steam generator is first brought to full load with the steam produced being dumped to the condenser via the steam- bypass system  The steam-turbine is then progressively loaded, and the bypass valves closed.

12 Thermal power and turbine loads for a day with intermittent solar radiation.

13 Start-up and cool-down time

14 Turbine Internal Temperature

15 Medium Scale Solar thermal PP aperture area- 100,000m^2 Steam temperature - 543k Volume of steam accumulator- 4000m^3 Minimum steam pressure Mpa Condenser outlet temperature – 306k Turbine inlet temperature -1573k Generator operating Temperature – 873k

16 Conti… Concentration ratio 26 Optical efficiency 77% Adiabatic efficiency of turbine % Adiabatic efficiency of compressor – 85% Generator efficiency 98% Annual total horizontal solar radiation energy 1764kwh/m2/yr Maximum net work output MW Net generated power Gwh/yr

17 References. [1].Economic evaluation of solar thermal hybrid H2O turbine power generation systems Takanobu Kosugi a, Pyong Sik Pak b a Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, 9-2 Kizugawadai, Kizu-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Japan [2] Annual performance improvement for solar steam turbines throughnmthe use of temperature- maintaining modifications James Spelling a, ⇑, Markus Jo¨cker b, Andrew Martin a Department of Energy Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, SE Stockholm, Sweden b Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, SE Finspa˚ ng, Sweden [2] Lior N. Solar energy and the steam rankine cycle for driving and assisting heat pumps in heating and cooling modes. Energy Conversion 1977;16(3):111–23. [3] Pilkington Solar International. Status report on solar thermal power plants. Cologne: Pilkington Solar International, [4] Control concepts for direct steam generation in parabolic troughs Loreto Valenzuela a,*, Eduardo Zarza a, Manuel Berenguel b, Eduardo F. Camacho c a CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de Almerıa, P.O. Box 22, Tabernas (Almerıa) E 04200, Spain [5] Birnbaum, J., Eck, M., et al., A direct steam generation solar power plant with integrated thermal storage. In: Proceedings of the 14 th Bienial Solar PACES Symposium. Las Vegas, USA. [6]Trough integration into power plants—a study on the performance and economy of integrated solar combined cycle systems


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