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Energy Saving in Ammonia Plant by Using Gas Turbine
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An ammonia plant, in which the IHI-SULZER Type 57 Gas Turbine is integrated in order to achieve energy saving, has started successful operation. Tile exhaust gas of the gas turbine has thermal energy of relatively high temperature, therefore, if the thermal energy of this gas is utilized effectively, the gas turbine could be superior to effectively, the gas turbine could be superior to other thermal engines in view of total energy effectiveness. As a typical example of the above use of the gas turbine, its application in the ammonia plant has now been realized. In addition to the use of the gas turbine as the driver for the process air compressor which was driven by the steam turbine, its exhaust gas is introduced to the ammonia reformer. It leads to the saving of the reformer fuel, and subsequently the energy saving of the reformer section in the plant of about 20% has been achieved. This paper describes the outline of the project, energy saving effectiveness and investigation for the application of the gas turbine in the ammonia plant.
Uji, S.; Ikeda, M. (1981). Energy Saving in Ammonia Plant by Using Gas Turbine. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from