Oil and Gas Industry: Siemens SGT-800 Enhancement

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Oil and Gas Industry: Siemens SGT-800 Receives an Update

At RTS Corporation, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the constant technological advances that occur in the oil and gas industry. Siemens recently launched a performance enhancement for their SGT-800 industrial gas turbine. This upgrade is designed to provide owners and operators with significant fuel savings and CO​2​ emissions reduction in order to facilitate improved energy production. Learn more about the SGT-800 Gearbox design provided by RTS and how it can benefit your company with RTS Corporation.

SGT-800 Performance Enhancement

The upgrade offers up to a 3.5 percent increase in simple cycle gas turbine efficiency and up to an additional 10-megawatt output, enhancing the power of the turbine from 43-47.5 megawatts to 53 megawatts. For combined cycle applications, the enhancement could also result in a power increase of more than 20 megawatts and a 3.5 percent lower heat rate, based on a combined cycle 2xSGT-800 and one steam turbine according to Siemens press release. This upgrade results in significant heat rate improvement, which contributes to fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions within major markets in the oil and gas industry.

In an effort to improve operating experience and OEM optimization, this upgrade is infusing the components included in the later version of the SGT-800 (50.5-54 megawatts). In this version, an improved compressor blade design is included for increased aerodynamic performance, as well as optimized gas path mass flow and component cooling in the turbine section. These upgrades result in a moderate increase in combustion chamber firing temperature. Siemens recommends installing the upgrade in conjunction with a scheduled major overhaul, as it uses features from existing and proven SGT-800s with higher ratings.

Visit RTS Corporation for the Latest in the Oil and Gas Industry

At RTS Corporation we are proud of the steps our team has made to help move the oil and gas industry forward, with the SGT-800 Gearbox design being the latest example. Our team specializes in OEM and engineering service for critical oil and gas power generation applications. With our years of experience and connections with industry-leading equipment manufacturers, we have what it takes to carry large-scale engineering projects to completion.

If you are interested in learning more about how RTS Corporation can assist your business in the oil and gas industry contact us today at 203-459-9835. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us via email at rts@rtscorporation.com. Lastly, you can request more information directly from our website with our online request form.