TransGas

  • LOCATION: ROSETOWN, CANADA
  • STATUS: IN OPERATION SINCE NOVEMBER 2011
  • APPLICATION: HEAT RECOVERY
  • CUSTOMER: TRANSGAS
  • DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION FROM WASTE HEAT FROM A 3.5 MW SOLAR GAS TURBINE IN A GAS COMPRESSOR STATION
  • MODEL: TURBODEN 10 HR
  • POWER: 1 MWe
  • WATER TEMPERATURE (IN/OUT): 14 - 34 °C
  • Integrated heat recovery system to fully cover compressor station captive consumption
  • Huge downturn capability (from 10% to 110%) to efficiently follow the gas turbines operation load

THE CUSTOMER

TransGas provides gas transportation and storage services in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

THE NEED

TransGas intended to increase gas compressor station efficiency to reduce its environmental footprint. Heat recovery from gas turbine exhaust gas represented a possible place where to take action. 

OUR SOLUTION

The solution consisted in a ORC-based heat recovery unit exploiting the waste heat of a Solar Centaur 40 gas turbine. The project was realized in 2011, when Turboden installed 10 HR unit. The ORC unit provides 1 MWe to the grid and has been running with 98% of availability since then. This project was Turboden’s first heat recovery application in North America.

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