Eclipse Magnetics recently designed and completed seven high pressure, high flow rate high intensity magnetic filter units for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for use in the 1,500MW Az-Zour North gas-fired combined cycle power plant, located at Az-Zour, approximately 100km south of Kuwait City.
The power plant was built as part of the Az-Zour North Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP). The construction of the power plant and a desalination plant forms the first phase of the IWPP with a total investment of $1.8bn. The plant is based on combined-cycle gas turbine technology using heat recovery steam generators and steam turbines. The turbines generate electricity using natural gas as primary fuel and fuel oil (gas oil) as back-up fuel. Fuel requirements of the plant are fulfilled by MEW.
MEW delivers natural gas for the power plant operations via a new 40in pipeline constructed by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), while the gas oil is delivered via a new 16in branched pipeline, connected to a new 24in pipeline constructed by KOC.
Each filter is capable of operating at 60 barg with a design flow rate of 235m³/hr of fuel oil delivered via a 70,500m³ standby fuel storage tank and 3,500m³/hr buffer tank.
All vessels were designed using the latest FEA stress analysis software after undergoing simulated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) testing in house.
Steve McAllorum, Sales & Marketing Director comments: “We were delighted to have been selected and trusted by HHI to deliver on this high specification and challenging project. In line with the contract, all units were supplied to ASME stamp U standard. Due to the special nature and requirements set out by HHI we felt a bespoke design would best suit their needs. We look forward to working with HHI in future on further projects”.
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