|Quoting BoeingFixer (Reply 1):
In simple cycle, the LMS100 has an efficiency of 46 percent, which is 10 percent greater than GE’s highest efficiency gas turbine on the market today, the LM6000. In combined cycle, the efficiency is 54 percent. A key reason for the high efficiency is the use of off-engine intercooling technology within the compression section of the gas turbine. The LMS100 is the first modern production gas turbine in the power generation industry to employ this technology.
|Quoting Thegeek (Reply 7):|
The problem that the OP has not solved is what are you going to cool your intercooler with? I say use the fuel. Then you get the heat back when you come to burn the fuel. Ground based gas turbines' intercoolers don't get the heat back, they just exhaust the heat to the atmosphere. I can understand the an air-air intercooler, putting the heat into the bypass air, would weigh a lot and offer little benefit, but by using a liquid coolant should reduce the weight of the intercooler considerably.
|Quoting Thegeek (Reply 10):|
I'm not sure that TWA 800 should cause that much sensitivity - wasn't that thought to be due to arcing in the fuel tank causing an ignition?
|Quoting Thegeek (Reply 12):|
Ok, how about compensating for the added perceived risk with a nitrogen fire suppression system to keep oxygen out of the fuel tank?
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