Volume 8, 2016Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||409 - 426|
|Section||Gas turbine propulsion|
|Published online||06 July 2016|
Testing and analysis of the impact on engine cycle parameters and control system modifications using hydrogen or methane as fuel in an industrial gas turbine
Aachen University of Applied Sciences 6 Hohenstaufenallee, Aachen 52064, Germany
2 Université Libre de Bruxelles 50 Avenue F. D. Roosevelt, Bruxelles 1050, Belgium
3 Diehl Aerospace GmbH 23 Alte Nu‡dorfer Str., Uberlingen 88642, Germany
The paper highlights the modification of the engine control software of the hydrogen (H2) converted gas turbine Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) GTCP 36-300 allowing safe and accurate methane (CH4) operation achieved without mechanical changes of the metering unit. The acceleration and deceleration characteristics of the engine controller from idle to maximum load are analyzed comparing H2 and CH4. Also, the paper presents the influence on the thermodynamic cycle of gas turbine resulting from the different fuels supported by a gas turbine cycle simulation of H2 and CH4 using the software GasTurb.
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