February 2019

H-class gas turbines achieve one million operating hours

The Siemens Energy's H-class turbine has been on the market for nearly a decade and has now achieved a significant milestone by exceeding one-million fired hours of commercial operation. With more than 80 turbines in operation on four continents and almost 100 machines sold, the SGT-8000H is the market leader in its class and delivers a top performance that's been setting benchmarks throughout the industry. 

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Technology

Excellent performance and outstanding efficiency

The SGT5-8000H was the very first air-cooled H-class gas turbine on the market. More than 1.5 million fired hours of operational experience make it the most reliable and tested H-class gas turbine technology available today.

With a power output of 450 MW in simple cycle, or 665 MW in combined cycle operation and a combined cycle efficiency of 61%, it is among the most efficient and powerful gas turbines in commercial operation, with low operating and lifecycle costs. 

Highlights of the SGT5-8000H gas turbin

In combined cycle operation, the SGT5-8000H gas turbine provides a power output of 665 MW and an efficiency of 61%. Its internal cooling air passages from compressor to turbine section ensure fast thermal response of the rotor in case of high load transients and fast cold starts. A gas turbine designed for short start-up times and high operational flexibility.

The SGT5-8000H can be easily integrated in single-shaft (SCC5-8000H 1S) or multi-shaft (SCC5-8000H 1x1 and 2x1) combined cycle plants.

Our proven and validated package and plant concepts use standardization, preassembly and prepackaging to minimize field assembly and the need for piping fabrication during construction. This results in easy turbine installation and a shorter project duration. 

The engine's blade design is based on proven materials and tried and tested know-how, while incorporating the latest aerodynamic technologies. Your benefit: high efficiency and reliability, as well as low outage risk.

Moderate firing temperatures allow the use of proven materials to boost reliability and keep maintenance low.

Additionally, the SGT5-8000H has been optimized for short outages: Thanks to the Hirth-serrated rotor disk assembly and central tie rod, rotor maintenance and destacking can be done on site. The turbine blades 1 and 4, and vane 1 can be removed without lifting the cover for quick and easy maintenance.

The gas turbine is capable of world-class fast cold starts and hot restarts due to the light and stiff rotor with internal cooling air passages, the advanced can annular combustion system and Hydraulic Clearance Optimization (HCO) active clearance control. You can achieve combined cycle base load within 30 min for hot starts.

Four stages of fast-acting variable-pitch guide vanes (VGV) will grant you optimized performance over a wide range of operating conditions, improved part load efficiency, low part load emissions, and high load transients.

More than 80 H-class gas turbines are in commercial operation, with more than 1.5 million fired hours. Overall about 100 H-class turbines are under contract. 

Ingenious design to the core

The rotor is based on self-centering and -aligning discs with Hirth serration and central tie rod, providing you with the advantage of on-site rotor maintenance. 

The advanced can annular combustion system creates a uniform temperature profile at the turbine entry, ensuring a high fuel flexibility and reliability of your gas turbine. Moderate firing temperatures allow the use of proven materials that improve reliability while reducing maintenance, leading to excellent availability.

Standardized design, flexible solutions

The SGT5-8000H package solution consists of the core turbine, an SGen5-2000H generator, and auxiliary systems. We offer you a standardized basic design with options geared to your specific requirements, as well as flexible solutions for short installation times and economic power generation. By grouping subsystems and installing them in separate auxiliary packages, we strive to minimize field assembly.

The gas turbine generator packages have a compact footprint designed for limited space requirements.

The SGT5-8000H fires up

Combined cycle power plants based on the Siemens H-class turbine feature a fast-start capability. You can achieve combined cycle base load within 30 min for hot start (start-up gradient: 35 MW/min).

The plants can operate from part load simple cycle up to full-load combined cycle. With excellent peaking capability, and high part load efficiency complying with emission regulations down to lower part load, this is your profitable solution for competitive energy markets with fluctuating power demand. For low water consumption, we offer air-cooled configurations.

All SGT5-8000H plant solutions strike an optimal balance between capital costs, performance, and operational considerations.

Comprehensive services to support you

We offer Long Term Programs (LTP), overhaul services, field service, spare parts, reconditioning of components and modernization upgrades. Whether scheduled service or short-term support, our specialists are there for you, on-site all over the world. 

The SGT5-8000H generator package is optimized for short outages. On-site rotor maintenance, including rotor de-stacking and balancing, eliminates the need for a spare rotor as well as transport costs for workshop maintenance. All compressor blades are replaceable without rotor de-stack or lift. 

Fuel flexibility matters

Whatever your needs may be: The SGT5-8000H gas turbines are capable of firing a wide range of fuel gas and fuel oil, as well as a wide range of non-standard fuels like LNG, syngas, low-calorific gases (low-BTU gases), naphta, condensate and others. The engines, equipped with DLE burners, can use up to 30 vol% of hydrogen (H2).

Designed to meet stringent environmental requirements

The SGT5-8000H gas turbine uses the can annular combustion system to successfully run in base and part-load operation while still complying with NOX and CO regulations.

 

NOX emissions: ≤ 25 ppmvd on fuel gas (without water injection, at 15%O2)

NOX emissions: ≤ 42 ppmvd on fuel oil (with water injection, at 15%O2)

Technical data

Technical data for the SGT5-8000H

Performance data for simple cycle power generation

NOₓ emissions at 15% O₂ at ISO ambient conditions.

SCC5-8000H: Performance data for combined cycle power plant

Physical dimensions and weight

Applications

The SGT5-8000H is suitable for the following applications and industries:

Video

Excellent combined cycle efficiency with the SGT5-8000H: The Lausward Fortuna power plant in Düsseldorf, Germany

Interactive VR experience

Explore the SGT5-8000H in virtual reality

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References

Proven in commercial operation: SGT5-8000H reference highlights

Around 60 Siemens H-class turbines are in commercial operation, with more than 1 million fired fleet hours.  Overall, more than 85 units are under contract.

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