Gasification Systems - Gasifier Optimization Main Area
Studies to Improve Plant Availability and Reduce Total Installed Cost
Project No.: DE-FE0007859
General Electric Company (GE) is studying the feasibility of improving plant availability and reducing total installed costs in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plants. GE is evaluating the IGCC technology effects of total installed cost and availability through deployment of a multi-faceted approach in technology evaluation, constructability, and design methodology. Eastman Chemical Company will be supporting the GE effort on certain technologies by providing consulting on the evaluations and technology transfer phases of the project. The end result is aimed at reducing the time to technological maturity and enabling plants to reach higher values of availability in a shorter period of time and at a lower installed cost.
GE will complete five techno-economic studies, each focused on either the cost or availability criterion, or both where applicable. The scope of work will include the identification of system- and component-level requirements for each task and subtask; the development of designs and materials as required for technical evaluation of concepts; validation and testing of components/sub-systems. GE proposes to conduct a technical investigation of tasks, which can reduce the total installed cost of an IGCC plant; conduct a technical investigation of conceptual ideas, which can improve the availability of an IGCC plant towards the targeted 90 percent availability without increasing total installed cost; and propose a technology transfer plan, which will form the basis for future development, testing, and demonstration of conceptual ideas developed from the project.