It was to be a regular report about Kolomenskoye Gas-Turbine Power Plant. Check out what came out of it.
There are two power plants in Kotlyakovsky Lane in Moscow â€“ an old district fuel-burning power plant and a new gas-turbine power plant. They closed the old noisy fuel-burning power plant in 2009 after they put the new gas-turbine power plant into operation.
They spent over 260 million dollars to build the gas-turbine power plant and sent its workers to Germany to study because they needed special skills to work with equipment like that.
The main advantage of the gas-turbine power plant over the regular district fuel-burning power plant is the fact that the first one produces both heat and electricity which allows saving fuel by 30%. Gas-turbine power plants are environmentally safe because they produce very little smoke.
Besides, Komonenskaya Gas-Turbine Power Plant was also pronounced the most low noise gas-turbine power plant in Europe!
Its principle of operation is simple. Air goes into gas-turbine installations through complex air-cleaning installations situated on the roof of the power plant.
The power plant is equipped with three 45.3-megawatt SGT-800 gas-turbine installations by Siemens IT. Each turbine has a separate a sound and heat insulating casing.
So, air goes into a compressor through the complex air-cleaning installations and then goes into a combustion chamber with gas. The mix ignites and its combustion gases produce energy.
This stream going into the rotor wheel of the turbine turns it. Thus, rotational energy starts the electric generator.
Inside these pipes, there is electricity which later goes to the cityâ€™s power supply network to reach power consumers.
This is a Czech transformer 63 MBA.
The power station is connected with the cityâ€™s heating main. So apart from generating electricity, it utilizes its exhaust gases to heat water.
Heating-system pumps (those blue boxes) pump water through hot-water boilers-utilizers which heat water up to 150 degrees Celsius to send it to hot water consumers.