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Title: Waste heat recovery on multiple low-speed reciprocating engines

Abstract

With rising fuel costs, energy conservation has taken on added significance. Installation of Waste Heat Recovery Units (WHRU) on gas turbines is one method used in the past to reduce gas plant fuel consumption. More recently, waste heat recovery on multiple reciprocating compressor engines has also been identified as having energy conservation potential. This paper reviews the development and implementation of a Waste Heat Recovery Unit (WHRU) for multiple low speed engines at the Katy Gas Plant. WHRU's for these engines should be differentiated from high speed engines and gas turbines in that low speed engines produce low frequency, high amplitude pulsating exhaust. The design of a waste heat system must take this potentially destructive pulsation into account. At Katy, the pulsation forces were measured at high amplitude frequencies and then used to design structural stiffness into the various components of the WHRU to minimize vibration and improve system reliability.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Exxon Co.
OSTI Identifier:
5307019
Report Number(s):
CONF-820927-
Journal ID: CODEN: SEAPA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Soc. Pet. Eng. AIME, Pap.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: SPE11109; Conference: 57. AIME Society of Petroleum Engineers annual technical conference and exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, 26 Sep 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; GAS TURBINE ENGINES; EXHAUST GASES; HEAT RECOVERY; HEAT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPERATION; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; AMPLITUDES; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FREQUENCY RANGE; MACHINE PARTS; PULSATIONS; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; ENERGY RECOVERY; ENGINES; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASEOUS WASTES; GASES; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; RECOVERY; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; WASTES; 320304* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Waste Heat Recovery & Utilization

Citation Formats

Mayhew, R E. Waste heat recovery on multiple low-speed reciprocating engines. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Mayhew, R E. Waste heat recovery on multiple low-speed reciprocating engines. United States.
Mayhew, R E. 1982. "Waste heat recovery on multiple low-speed reciprocating engines". United States.
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abstractNote = {With rising fuel costs, energy conservation has taken on added significance. Installation of Waste Heat Recovery Units (WHRU) on gas turbines is one method used in the past to reduce gas plant fuel consumption. More recently, waste heat recovery on multiple reciprocating compressor engines has also been identified as having energy conservation potential. This paper reviews the development and implementation of a Waste Heat Recovery Unit (WHRU) for multiple low speed engines at the Katy Gas Plant. WHRU's for these engines should be differentiated from high speed engines and gas turbines in that low speed engines produce low frequency, high amplitude pulsating exhaust. The design of a waste heat system must take this potentially destructive pulsation into account. At Katy, the pulsation forces were measured at high amplitude frequencies and then used to design structural stiffness into the various components of the WHRU to minimize vibration and improve system reliability.},
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year = {Wed Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982},
month = {Wed Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982}
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