ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY POWER LOSSES OF THE TURBOGENERATOR STEAM TURBINE FROM LNG CARRIER PROPULSION SYSTEM
Turbo-generator (TG) steam turbine energy efficiency and energy power losses in a wide range of turbine loads were presented in this analysis. For TG steam turbine was investigated influence of steam specific entropy increment from the real (polytropic) steam expansion on energy power losses and energy efficiency. TG turbine energy power losses, during the all observed loads, were in the range from 646.1 kW to 685.5 kW. The most influenced parameter which defines change in TG turbine energy power losses is steam mass flow change, while for small steam mass flow changes, influence of steam specific entropy increment on steam turbine energy power losses is the most influential. Steam specific entropy incremental change can be used to estimate the change of TG steam turbine energy efficiency. Increase in steam specific entropy increment resulted with a decrease in TG turbine energy efficiency and vice versa. Analyzed steam turbine energy efficiency ranges from 53.84 % to 60.12 %, what is an expected range for low power steam turbines.