Borealis Energy – El Salvador

13.6MW
Total Power 45, 7 MW

ASME PTC 17

TGPS is currently an approved auditor by the grid regulator in El Salvador.

Our company conducted a series of performance evaluations as well a detailed cost analysis to understand the cost of electricity from various expense sources. This audit was approved by the government authorities within a short frame period.

8 Hundai I.C. reciprocating engines were evaluated.

GECSA – El Salvador

Total Power 45.7 MW

ASME PTC 17

TGPS   was conducting a baseline thermal performance evaluation test for Inversiones Energeticas Combustion Reciprocating Engines located El Salvador.

Our company conducted a series of performance evaluations as well a detailed cost analysis to understand the cost of electricity from various expense sources. This audit was approved by the government authorities within a short frame period.

3 MAN I.C. reciprocating engines have been evaluated.

Borealis Power – El Salvador

Total Power 45.7 MW

ASME PTC 17

The purpose of the combustion engine evaluation was to determine the heat consumption curves of the engine for the full range of loads as well for the start-up and shutdown of the unit.

ThermoGen Power Services Inc. conducted this test  following the international accepted test protocol ASME PTC17-1973.

TGPS scope include the creation of a performance test procedure, provision of testing equipment and creating the final performance test report. The final report was approved by the government authorities and currently TGPS remains in the list of certified auditors after 6 years.

 

AES GENER – Chile

Total Power 379 MW

ASME PTC 46, ASME PTC 22, ASME PTC 6

Conducting Baseline Combined Cycle Performance Test

  • 1 Combined Cycle Power Plant
    • 1 Gas Turbine – GE MS9001FA+e
    • 1 HRSGs (Three Pressure System with Duct Burning Capability)
    • 1 Steam Turbine
    • Water Cooled Condenser

The purpose of the test is to determine the current power plant performance and identify main areas of improvement.

The main parameters of interest are:

  • Overall Plant Net Output
  • Overall Plant Net Heat Rate
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Auxiliary Power Consumption
  • Gas Turbine Output
  • Gas Turbine Heat Rate
  • Steam Turbine Output

The overall plant performance test will be conducted in accordance with the ASME PTC 46 test protocol. The uncertainty calculation will be done using the ASME 19.1, ASME PTC 6. TGPS will provide the instrumentation required to be in accordance with ASME PTC 46, ASME PTC 6 and ASME PTC 22 Performance Test Guidelines.

AES Dominicana – Dominican Republic

Total Power 340MW

ASME PTC 22

Gas turbine (SIEMENS V94)  testing conversion to combined cycle.

The purpose of the delta gas turbine thermal performance test to conduct in AES Dominicana will be to determine the impact of fogger’s installation on gas turbine corrected absolute performance in terms of output & heat rate.

The primary performance results of interest will be:

  • Gas turbine power output benefit
  • Gas turbine heat rate benefit
  • Foggers efficiency

Combined Cycle Performance in Nehuenco II

Combined Cycle Performance – Total Power 368 MW

ASME PTC 46, ASME PTC 22, ASME PTC 6

TGPS supervised the combined cycle performance testing of Nehuenco II Power Plant.   Tests were nducted in simple cycle and combined cycle using liquid fuel and natural gas.

The combined cycle configuration description is:

  • 1 Gas Turbines Model GE MS9001FA+e
  • 1 CMI HRSG (Three Pressure System)
  • 1 Alstom Steam Turbine

The purpose of the combined cycle performance test was to determine the combined cycle efficiency and power output corected at ISO conditions. The following are some of the parameters of interest:

  • Overall Combined Cycle Output
  • Overall Combined Cycle Heat Rate
  • Overal Combined Cycle Efficiency
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Auxiliary Power Consumption
  • Gas Turbine Output
  • Gas Turbine Heat Rate
  • Gas Turbine Exhaust Flow
  • Gas Turbine Exhaust Temperature
  • HRSG Efficiency
  • Steam Turbine Output
  • Condenser Vacuum

TGPS conducted the Combined Cycle Performance Test following the ASME PTC applicable protocols such as:

ASME PTC 46, ASME PTC 22, ASME PTC 6 and ASME PTC 19.1 for calculating the combined cycle performace test uncertainty.

Energy Operations San Diego S.A. – GUATEMALA

Total Power 84MW

ASME PTC 4 & ASME PTC 6

The purpose of the thermal performance test to conduct at the San Diego Trinidad will be to determine the following parameters:

  • Corrected Steam Turbine Generator Power Output
  • Boiler Steam Output
  • Boiler Efficiency

The following equipment has been tested:

  • 1 Shin Nippon Machinery Co. LTD. Steam Turbine
  • 1 Dual Fuel Boiler (Coal and Bagasse)

Jaguar Energy – Guatemala

Total Power 300 MW

ASME PTC 4 & ASME PTC 6

Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers (CFBB)

Coal Power Plant Performance Test

Overall Power Plant Performance Test

Diagnostic Test of Two Generation Blocks

TGPS conducted and overall Power Plant Performance Test in two Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers and two Steam Turbines to determine the current plant boiler performance (ASME PTC 4) and the Steam Turbine Performance (ASME PTC 6)

ThermoGen Power Service Inc. conducted the following activities.

  • Prepared a Site Specific Performance Test Procedure
  • Provide High-Precisiont Instrumentation to install around the power plant
  • Direct all testing activities at site
  • Prepare a performance test report
  • Identify together with the client opportunity areas for improvement

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ENGIE – Chile

Total Power 300MW

ASME PTC 4

TGPS has been conducted the performance test for the Mejillones coal plant with using the technology of the Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler.

The performance tests conducted from minimum to maximum loads.

The tests followed the internationally accepted protocols ASME PTC 4.1, ASME PTC 46, PTC 6.0, PTC 22 and ASME PTC 19.1. Based on these protocols, TGPS created individualized protocols. This document described the methodology, calculations and instrumentation to be used to perform thermal performance tests.

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