Chapter Four – Application of Hot Gas Turboexpanders

  title={Chapter Four – Application of Hot Gas Turboexpanders},
  author={Heinz P. Bloch and Claire Soares},
Publisher Summary Expanders equipped with first-stage stator blade adjustment allow for optimal matching to the process conditions and improved efficiency at part-load operation, particularly in combination with guide vane control of the axial air compressor. Adjusting the stator blades leads to full arc admission at all operating conditions, and blade excitations due to partial admission are thereby avoided. On well-designed hot gas expanders, the adjusting mechanism is generally located… CONTINUE READING