The strong influence of ambient temperature on the output and heat rate of a gas turbine has popularized the application of inlet fogging and overspray for power augmentation. In this paper we focus on practical considerations for the implementation of the fogging technology such as water quality requirements, foreign object damage, gas turbine inlet icing, intake duct design, changes in compressor performance characteristics, and blade coating distress problems. It also provides a checklist for users and project developers to facilitate the design and implementation of fogging systems. In addition, in this paper we cover operational experience and review the work pursued by gas turbine OEMs in the field of fogging technology. A list of unresolved issues and ongoing research related to the fogging technology is also provided.
Gas Turbine Fogging Technology: A State-of-the-Art Review—Part III: Practical Considerations and Operational Experience
Bhargava, R. K., Meher-Homji, C. B., Chaker, M. A., Bianchi, M., Melino, F., Peretto, A., and Ingistov, S. (February 1, 2006). "Gas Turbine Fogging Technology: A State-of-the-Art Review—Part III: Practical Considerations and Operational Experience." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2007; 129(2): 461–472. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2364005
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