In our platform we have three gas turbines to generate electrical power. The fuel for these turbines is supplied from well gas. The gas is sour and wet with the temperature near the dew point. The question is when is the corrosion rate worse, when the gas is heated a little with an electrical heater above its dew point to avoid hydration and a corrosive environment, or when wet gas is not heated even though we know that hydrate is forming in the lines.
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Brian Dalder Forum Moderator 175 Posts
Re: Regarding gas turbines, when is the corrosion rate worse?12 January 2010 at 1:29pmI am sorry but I am not familiar enough with the operation of gas turbines to render an opinion in this case. I suggest you consult the body of literature on gas turbine operation for further information. One possibility is a book written by Claire Soares entitled "Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Land, and Sea Applications" and published by Butterworth-Heinemann.