The 1,140 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station, located in Bristol, UK, runs on natural gas and was built in the year 2000. Over the past 20 years, however, the increase in renewable energy has changed the way power plants operate. When power plants have to operate outside of their originally designed operations, plant owners need to monitor the impact the new operations have on the plant assets including the Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and other downstream components.
The solution: HRSG monitoring
GE's life monitoring system helps power plants and their downstream components, like the HRSG, maintain efficient and flexible operations despite their original design parameters.