Whitepaper: Residual utilization in fuel flexible gas turbines

Optimizing operating costs, efficiency, and sustainability in the chemical industry

In an ideal-type model, instead of having to dispose of residual fuels, industrial plants would be waste-free, closed-loop manufacturing ecosystems where all surplus products serve as raw materials for other production processes. Residuals are a cost factor and may cause environmental hazards. Such residuals may include hydro carbons, and several industrial by-products of the refining and petrochemical sectors, coal and oil and gas activities, the steelmaking and mining industries, and the agricultural sector (biofuels). Flexibility in the choice of fuels used by gas turbines can help make the chemical process more efficient, reliable, and versatile in terms of applications, as well as bringing down emissions. Fuel-flexible turbines can help operators reap the benefits of this versatility, resulting in favorable balance sheets in terms of both business operations and the carbon footprint.