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High Efficiency GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Offers Cleaner Power

published: 2010-10-09 14:38

GE’s (NYSE: GE) LMS100™, is being offered with new dry low emissions (DLE-2) technology, further positioning GE as a world leader in simple-cycle efficiency and emissions reduction.

“Using new DLE-2 technology, our new LMS100-PB model allows customers requiring low NOx emissions to meet the below 25 ppm requirement by eliminating a water injection system, while maintaining best-in-class performance for simple-cycle, dry, peaking and intermediate duty,” said Darryl Wilson, vice president—aeroderivative gas turbines for GE Power & Water. “In addition, output is 101 megawatts of block power, with 44 percent efficiency—approximately 10 percent above the nearest competitor in its class.”

The LMS100 was introduced in 2003 and is the most extensive collaboration of design and manufacturing in GE’s history. It features 10-minute full power starts with load following capability, operational and fuel flexibility and has 46 percent efficiency in simple cycle, which is 10 percent greater than GE’s highest efficiency gas turbine on the market today, the LM6000. In combined cycle, the efficiency is 54 percent. A key reason for the high efficiency is the use of off-engine intercooling technology within the compression section of the gas turbine.

The LMS100 can be used in simple-cycle, combined heat and power and combined-cycle applications for power generation and is available for mechanical drive applications. It offers characteristics not available in other 8- to 16-megawatt class gas turbines today, including high part-power efficiency, cycling capability without increased maintenance cost, low lapse rate for hot day power and a modular design for ease of maintenance and high availability.

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