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CFD evaluation of pressure drop across a 3-D filter housing for industrial gas turbine plants

Abam, Fidelis I. and Effiom, Samuel O. and Ohunakin, O.S. (2016) CFD evaluation of pressure drop across a 3-D filter housing for industrial gas turbine plants. Research Article, 10 (2). pp. 192-202. ISSN 1469- 8080

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This paper investigated the flow distribution and total pressure drop across a designed 3-D filter housing integrated with a 3-stage filtration system using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The filter housing model was proposed for a heavy-duty industrial gas turbine plant operating at an average ambient temperature of 20°C.The pressure drops across the classes of filters were 652.8 Pa, 2692.2 Pa, 887.8 Pa, 776.2 Pa and 2304.2 Pa for I-GB, GB-GA, GA-FA, FA-HA, and HA-O, respectively. The results obtained indicated an acceptable total pressure drop of 7.2% for the entire filter housing before filter clean-up. Although the CFD simulation result shows that small outlet flow velocity and transonic flows exist at the outlet of the filter housing, the designed filter housing was proved compatible with the studied GT, for inlet flow conditions between 600⩽W air⩽610 kg/s and 60⩽vair⩽70 m/s for the air flow rate and velocity, respectively. Furthermore, the designed filter housing could be adopted for the studied GT and locations of Usan and Maiduguri in Nigeria, and other locations with similar environmental conditions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computational fluid dynamics (CFD)pressure dropflow distributionfilter housinggas turbine Log in to check your access to this article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 11:43
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 11:43

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