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Wind Turbines

Wind Turbine Performance

TGPS has evaluated the performance of wind turbines in different projects around the world. Our engineers have worked on units from Vespa, GE, ABB amongst others. We specialize in commissioning and testing of wind turbines. Aside from evaluating the compliance with the power curve, TGPS can help to evaluate the wind resource and optimize wind park projects to maximize power production.

Currently our company has several wind projects under development. We can help customers to coordinate wind resource evaluation campaigns. TGPS holds a large amount of precision testing instrumentation to evaluate the gas turbine performance. These instruments are used to reduced the performance testing uncertainty of the gas turbine heat rate or gas turbine output results.

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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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