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Humidity regulation in gas turbine power stations

TTR high-performance dehumidifiers increase the profitability

Gas turbine power stations significantly contribute to the coverage of short-term peak loads. A sophisticated humidity regulation helps to prevent the breakdown of individual gas turbines due to corrosion and problems with the electronics. 

Across the globe the climate change, increasingly scarce resources and ever-increasing energy costs call for solutions for a more environmentally friendly and resource-saving power generation. Even though the operating costs of a gas and steam power station are comparatively high due to the low efficiency factor, gas turbine power stations are generally considered a reliable temporary technology for the transition of our energy production to renewable energies. A great deal of the energy input is lost through waste heat and gas turbine cooling.

Therefore it is all the more important to ensure an optimum usage of the energy input and to eliminate potential sources of incidents that could compromise the economical operation or a gas turbine power station or – in the worst case – lead to the failure of individual gas turbines, boilers or pumps. For example due to excessively humid process and regeneration air!

One thing is for sure: Breakdowns will cost you. Gas turbine power stations have to be ready for operation at all times to cover short-term peak loads in the energy supply. If it takes several minutes to start up the turbines, failures and malfunctions can entail tremendous costs!

Securing the operational readiness increases the profitability

A great amount of supply air is required for the smooth operation of gas turbines. Particularly important factors are the air quality and an optimally regulated humidity level. Should the air not be optimally dehumidified, harmful condensate can form inside the plant. Possible consequences are rust, corroded components and failures of the sensitive electronic system.

Trotec's solution: stationary TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers

With the stationary desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series Trotec offers a highly efficient solution for the individual problems of modern gas and steam power stations in terms of a reliable dehumidification even of large air volumes.

No matter how high the requirements regarding the dehumidification performance of the unit may be: Trotec's product range includes suitable desiccant dehumidifiers for every industrial application scenario.

With a nominal air volume of 750 cubic metres per hour even the smallest industrial desiccant dehumidifier TTR 800 from the comprehensive TTR range provides a sufficient dehumidification performance for the stationary process air dehumidification of individual machines. Ideal conditions for the value retention of the machines and the protection against the harmful condensate formation.

With an immense dehumidification performance of 13,300 cubic metres of dry air per hour the high-performance unit TTR 13500 is positively predestined for a large-scale dehumidification of complete gas turbine power stations – even in cold surroundings of as low as 0 °C and with low dew points.

TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers: perfectly geared to your individual needs

All desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series can be configured as needed by combining various equipment options. Furthermore, Trotec also offers special models with tailored components as individual solutions.

First-hand expert know-how: contact the Trotec industrial services team

For the planning and implementation of a suitable dehumidification concept you can rely on the expertise the Trotec industrial services team has acquired over many years. Trotec's climate specialists analyse your process workflows and then develop a tailor-made solution based on this requirement situation.

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TKL – Trotec Rental Division

In order to safeguard your profit-earning capacity in case of machine failures or during temporary peak demands TKL, Trotec Rental Division and Europe’s leading equipment hirer, lends their support with more than 10,000 rental appliances and a quick 24-hour delivery service. You can for instance rent:

In our TKL rental portal you can find rental appliances of all performance classes at a favourable price!

Upon request, we also produce customized desiccant dehumidifiers as special models

Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:

  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point

Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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