FAQ


What is combined heat and power (CHP), also known as co-generation??

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source.  With gas turbines, the fuel source most often is natural gas, but could also be diesel fuel, synthetic natural gas (syngas) or other selected biofuels.  CHP systems are flexible to best meet the requirements of the facility, facilities or campus served by the system.  CHP systems combine the primary product of electric power with the secondary product of waste heat that is converted to usefuly heat.  This useful heat is generated through the use of a heat recovery boiler that produces steam (heat recovery steam generator) or hot water (heat recovery hot water boiler).  The steam created can then be used for heating buildings or processes, creating chilled water for air conditioning buildings or processes, or for creating addtional power through the use of a steam turbine generator.

For examples of gas turbine CHP applications, see Gas Turbine CHP Applications Presentation

For more information on Gas Turbine CHP (or co-generation) systems, see Kawasaki Heavy Industries Website

For more information on general CHP (or co-generation) systems, see United States EPA Website

What is a gas turbine??

A gas turbine (GT) is an internal combustion engine that utilizes a continuous combustion process.  A jet engine is a gas turbine that produces thrust to propel an aircraft or other vehicle.  An industrial gas turbine produces produces torque to drive another rotating mechanical or electrical device.  In the Kawasaki Industrial Gas Turbines, the torque is used to drive an electric generator for producing electric power. Additionally, the exhaust from the industrial gas turbine can be recovered, which as part of a CHP (or co-generation) process, is used to deliver heating, cooling and/or additional power.

For more information on gas turbines, see Wikipedia - Gas Turbine

For more information on CHP (or co-generation), see United States EPA Website

Tell us a little about your testing and inspection services?

All Kawasaki Gas Turbines go through rigorous testing procedures. In addition to quality control testing of the parts and components, each unit must pass three milestone tests – the core is tested at the factory in Japan before being shipped to the Packaging Facility. After the unit is assembled at the Packaging Facility, it is tested prior to being shipped to its destination. After installation, the unit is tested for the third and final time. Once it passes this test, it may continue to run for many years before it is taken off line for maintenance.

Is Kawasaki Gas Turbines committed to the Americas?

Yes Kawasaki Gas Turbines has made a number of significant investments in North and South America. Our Houston Packaging Facility is just the latest example of our long term commitment to this region of the world.

What is the Kawasaki Gas Turbines offer an Extended Warranty?

KGTA offers Long Term Service Agreements (LTSA) for each unit we sell. Talk to your sales rep for additional details.


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