Higher cycling costs loom as solar and wind resources grow

Here is a great article published by the Combined Cycle Journal on the effects of more and more renewable generation coming to the U.S. power grid.  This is forcing natural gas combined cycle units to be subject to additional cycling.  A PSI Turbine Warming system is an investment that can protect these units against the … More Higher cycling costs loom as solar and wind resources grow

U.S. Patent filing for PSI Turbine Warming System

Physical Systems Integration has recently filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trade office to document and protect the Turbine Warming System.  The system consists of insulating blankets with heating elements attached to inner blankets and a state-of-the-art control system.  PSI will install 2 of these systems in 2016 on GE D-11 Steam Turbines. Give PSI a … More U.S. Patent filing for PSI Turbine Warming System

Improving Turbine Warming System Design for Greater Reliability and Operating Benefits

Turbine Warming Systems (TWS) are an effective means of reducing “Cold” startup times on Combined Cycle Steam Turbines. Reduced startup times result in much shorter “hold” times and allow faster ramp rates for higher MW output. Faster starts result in much shorter times to full load, thus increasing revenue and higher dispatch priority to match … More Improving Turbine Warming System Design for Greater Reliability and Operating Benefits