Advanced exergy analysis of an electricity-generating facilityusing natural gas
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CitationAçıkkalp, E., Aras, H., & Hepbasli, A. (2014). Advanced exergy analysis of an electricity-generating facility using natural gas. Energy conversion and management, 82, 146-153.
This paper deals with the performance assessment of an electricity generation facility located in the Esk-isehir Industry Estate Zone in Turkey using advanced exergy analysis method. The exergy efficiency of thesystem is determined to be 40.2% while the total exergy destruction rate of the system is calculated to be78.242 MW. The exergy destruction rate within the facility’s components is divided into four parts,namely endogenous, exogenous, avoidable and unavoidable exergy destruction rates. Through this anal-ysis, the improvement potentials of both the components and the overall system along with the interac-tions between the components are deducted based on the actual operational data. The analysis indicatesthat the combustion chamber, the high pressure steam turbine and the condenser have high improve-ment potentials. The relations between the components are weak because of the ratio of the endogenousexergy rates of 70%. The improvement potential of the system is 38%. It may be concluded that one shouldfocus on the gas turbine and combustion chamber for improving the system, being the most importantcomponents of the system.