The reliable prediction of thermal loads in transition pieces is crucial to increase their life span. Power Systems Mfg. LLC (PSM) discusses best practices in transition piece design to allow aerodynamic pieces that optimize and combine improved cooling effectiveness with low pressure drop and reduced emissions operation.
The first GT36 gas turbine – Ansaldo Energia’s advanced H-Class machine – has completed the first phase of a comprehensive validation program. The tests confirm the machine’s high performance and low emissions over the entire load range.