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Reciprocating Engines

Reciprocating Engines

TGPS has evaluated the performance of several dozens of combustion engines around the world. Either small 4-cycle reciprocating engines or large and highly efficient two-stroke engines, our company has the experience, instrumentation and methods to understand the key variables that affect the performance of the plant.

In addition, our company has evaluate the power plant emissions and noise of these installations around the world.

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Performance Test Procedure

For a combined cycle performance test, there are certain specific items to place special attention in the combined cycle performance test procedure.

  • Combined Cycle Isolation (thermal and electrical isolation)
  • Test Boundaries Definition
  • Combined Cycle Performance Guarantees
  • Testing Instrumentation
  • Calculation of final Combined Cycle Performance

TGPS has a diverse range of experience, not only in the CC configuration, but also in complex evaluation of projects that occurs in a multi-stage testing program as defined in the ASME PTC 46.

Acceptance Test vs Diagnostic Test

Depending on the objective of testing certain parameters are more critical than others. Only an experience power plant performance engineer can guide the process through the most efficient path to achieve the specific objectives. For a contractual performance test topics such as test uncertainty, performance guarantees are more relevant. In a diagnostic test, not only these parameters are important, but also looking to historical trends, power plant upgrades, operation modes, load cycling, among others. Our team uses the latest tools to diagnostic the combined cycle performance in an accurate and practical way. Results that can impact directly the combined cycle efficiency.

Why is Power Plant Efficiency Important?

Power Plant Efficiency is directly correlated to the business sustainability in terms of financial performance and long-term feasibility.

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