Paper presented to the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Florida, 14-16 July 2014.
In this paper computer Simulation of GE 7001 EA gas turbine that widely used in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is reported. Simulation is done using cooled air data obtained previously from different experiments. These data are used as input to the compressor to see its effect on the output power and efficiency of the gas turbine. GE 7001EA gas turbine, (GE7121EA models) is simulated using THERMOFLEX software. The specifications of this type of turbines are built in this software. This type of gas turbine model is used in Riyadh and Taif power stations. ISO conditions and actual weather conditions are used for simulations. The results show that the maximum increase in the net power output is about 12, 6 and 5.8% depend on the used cooling data. On the other hand, the maximum percentage increase in efficiency is turned to about 2.5, 1.3 and 0.9 respectively.