Utilization of natural gas, optimization of cogeneration/combined cycle applications in campus environment

Özgirgin, Ekin
A computer program, called أCogeneration Design" is developed using Visual Basic 6.0, for conceptually designing cogeneration power plants. Design is focused on power plants to be built in university campuses, where there is mainly heating, hot water, electricity and sometimes cooling demands. Middle East Technical University campus is considered as the primary working area. Before the conceptual design study, detailed information regarding description of the campus, infrastructure, annual electric, water and heat demand covering last 10 years, properties of existing heat plant including natural gas expenses and specifications of the steam distribution pipes and electricity grid are collected and examined in detail. Throughout the thesis, eight different natural gas fired cogeneration power plant designs are developed regarding different gas turbine and steam turbine configurations, for METU Campus, considering the Campus' properties described above, by using the "Cogeneration Design" program. Then, by means of a thermoeconomic optimization process, cost summary reports are prepared and the feasibility of the designed cogeneration power plants are discussed.


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Citation Formats
E. Özgirgin, “Utilization of natural gas, optimization of cogeneration/combined cycle applications in campus environment,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.