IN BRIEF #2-2017

•    LNG – Projects from scratch to liquefaction. OEM vision.
Understanding of the economical drivers from gas supply to it's liquefaction, transport, regasification and consumption is critical for the success in today's LNG project's environment. The world is complex, and there's a wide range of concepts, geographies, technical solutions and regional market drivers that play a role in key project decisions. Siemens as a Major manufacturer of extended product range, including solutions for LNG, implements Gas-to-Power approach, providing customers with maximum effectiveness and value chain safety. The article presents the OEMs' views to the situation on LNG market and specifies the factors, which have influence to the success.
•    Development of UTZ JSC steam turbine for efficiency upgrading of power stations.
Upgrading of steam turbine and combined cycle power stations efficiency always was the main task of power engineering. Ural turbine works JSC has great experience of development of steam turbines for traditional thermal power stations and for combined cycle power stations. During last six years the company realized the number of projects of steam turbines development operating as a part of CCPP. Among such projects is steam turbine for Minskaya TETs, Krasnodarskaya TETs, Kirovskaya TETs-3, Izhevskaya TETs-1, Vladimirskaya TETs-2 etc.
•    Additive technologies: new combustion chamber passed test as a part of gas turbine engine.
Specialists of Samarsky national research university performed tests of gas turbine combustion chamber manufactured by means of 3D-printing technologies. It was installed and tested on TA-8 (MGTD) gas turbine engine which is used as auxiliary power unit of Tu-134 aircraft. Combustion chamber was printed on SLM280 selective laser melting with metal powder.
•    Power as Secure as Fort Knox.
Known primarily for its gold vault, Fort Knox is also home to the Army Human Resource Center and a high school – one of only three bases in the country to still have a school onsite. But in January 2009, a crippling ice storm moved across Kentucky, knocking out power to the Fort Knox military base for five days. Combined heat and power systems (CHP) capture heat that is generated while producing power and reutilize it for another purpose, such as heating or cooling. To create a CHP system for Fort Knox, Harshaw Trane turned to local Cat® dealer Whayne Power Systems to supply six Cat G3520C gas generator sets, four of which supply power to the base 24/7, and ten Cat 3516 diesel generator sets, primarily used for backup power.
•    Energas up-to-date equipment of fuel gas conditioning for gas turbine test rigs.
High parameters of modern gas turbine plants and combined cycle power plants are calculated during development stage. Necessary requirements for effective power generation include high-quality fuel gas conditioning. The main task of it is to ensure regulatory requirements of purity, humidity, temperature and pressure of fuel gas. The projects realized by Energas are unique technically. As usual customer and general contractor require high quality of fuel gas and conditions operations. Energas has huge experience in fuel gas conditioning for gas turbine plant test rigs. Here the company differentiates production and deliveries of the equipment for power stations on natural gas, associated petroleum gas and others.
•    Effective oil for up-to-date gas engines.
TOTAL NATERIA MP 40 gas engine oil is new generation low ash lubricant, specifically developed to extend oil drain interval, and to protect natural gas engines. The spheres of NATERIA MP 40 oilis lubrication of engines in power generation plants, with or without cogeneration, when the manufacturer requires an oil ash content up to 0,5 %. The lubricant is developed for the most severe conditions: fast engines, high temperatures, small oil sump capacity. NATERIA MP 40 performances are recognized by all major manufacturers who tested it successfully in real conditions. Among them are MWM, MAN, Caterpillar, Deutz, MTU, Rolls-Royce, GE Jenbacher. The main advantages of TOTAL NATERIA MP 40 gas engine oil is significantly increased oil drain interval, lowering the number of engine stops and the running cost. It has very low deposits-forming ensuring an excellent cleanliness of hot engine parts and high anti-wear properties for an optimal protection of the most stressed parts.
•    G20CM34 – A highly flexible 10 MW gas engine concept.
In order to meet varying emissions legislation and individual customer requirements, different applications of Caterpillar G20CM34 lean burn otto-gas engine were developed. The goal was to provide the nominal engine power output of 10 MW at high engine efficiency and low NOx emissions within a wide range of changing boundary conditions. The applications were placed in diverging spots regarding the tradeoff between applied Miller cycle, required intake manifold air pressure and maximum compression ratio below the knock limit.
•    Updating of energotechnological systems being a part of gas pumping units for oil & gas industry (Part 3).
The article presents the main problems solving during the process of integration of energotechnological systems being a part of gas pumping units for oil & gas industry and some results achieved under this process. The main results of generalized analysis of aero derivative gas turbine engines using for the drive of gas compressor units are presented in the first part of the paper. The authors also consider the most prospective directions of their future development taking into account the experience of industrial gas turbine drives creation. Gas compressor units of GPA-C type rated at 4.0...25.0MWdeveloped by Sumy NPO are used by oil and gas enterprises in Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Uzbekistan and others and provide natural gas production, transportation and processing. Total installed capacity of the units is more than 10 mln kW.
•    Smart Energy Summit’ 2017.
Smart Energy Summit, which took place on March 31 in Moscow, focused on strategies for energy providers and other IoT players in dealing with competition, new revenues, renewables, and opportunities to create and expand customer engagement with energy-related solutions. The main task of the event was the intersection of the utility and consumer technology markets, which are creating new opportunities for energy providers, energy management companies, home control platforms and services, and the integration of new connected devices. More than 400 executives from energy, service provider, and other IoT-related industries gathered at the Summit to discuss the partnerships and opportunities created with the growth of the smart home and the new role of energy providers. The Summit shows that smart home device ownership has doubled penetration in the past three years.