Technical Papers

The OP16 is an all-radial gas turbine and the simple and robust configuration makes it suitable for conversion to a hybrid solar gas turbine. This paper will start with a general description of the benefits and challenges of hybrid solar plants. Next, the benefits of utilizing a gas turbine as the prime mover in the solar plant will be discussed followed by a description of the OP16 hybrid solar gas turbine concept. The paper will be concluded with a presentation of the performance data for the hybrid solar gas turbine.
The paper will be concluded with a presentation of the OP16-3C gas turbine. The OP16-3C gas turbine, rated at 1.85 MWe, has been developed to burn (ultra) low-calorific fuels. It is an all-radial single-shaft gas turbine based on the well-proven OP16 gas turbine configuration. The OP16-3C features a new combustion chamber, which has successfully burned syngas with an LHV as low as 6 MJ/kg.
This paper uses the experience and the development work of the OP16 gas turbine in relation to biofuels. Throughout the paper, data and test results of the OP16-3C combustion chamber will be used to explain the effects of various liquid and gaseous biofuels on the combustion process and pollutant emissions.
The trend towards more decentralized power generation in Europe has made small gas turbines an attractive complement to the large power plants. This trend, together with the increasing amount of renewable power feeding the grids, has led to additional challenges for traditional power generation equipment. The OP16 gas turbine, rated at 1.85 MW electric power, is in operation at several industrial plants throughout Europe and more units will be commissioned during the coming years.
Hydrogen is a clean and carbon-free fuel and is considered a key element for the energy transition. Renewable power generation by solar and wind is increasing, requiring flexible operation to balance the load on the energy grid with the ability to rapidly adjust the output.