Dearborn Industrial Generation (DIG) Inlet Cooling Study

Dearborn Industrial Generation (DIG) Inlet Cooling Study

CMS Enterprises

Commonwealth performed a study to assist CMS Enterprises in evaluating the benefit of adding inlet air cooling to two combustion turbines at their facility in Dearborn, MI.  Plant performance was evaluated and cost estimates prepared for various methods of inlet cooling, including fogging, evaporative media, and mechanical chilling.

Fogging was determined to be the most cost effective method of inlet cooling and was recommended by Commonwealth.  This study ultimately led to the installation of inlet fogging systems on the combustion turbines.

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Cooling of the air utilized by combustion turbines can provide a significant increase in power and efficiency.

Dwayne R. Walker, P.E.
Senior Project Manager

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