Saving Money and the Planet
November 11th, 2014 by Smart Fog
The current economic climate makes it very important to implement the thought of saving money into any decision. The recent environmental shifts make it incredibly important to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible. Unfortunately, saving money and saving the planet, do not always align with each other smoothly. However, many companies are creating better and more efficient ways to produce and use energy at home and in their office spaces. One such way is via gas turbine inlet cooling.
A gas turbine uses compressed gas, usually air, and heats it, most often via a gas powered heating source. As the pressurized gas expands it causes the turbine to move. The turbine has to be continuously cooled in order to maintain a steady temperature. Recently, a humidification procedure that produces humidified air has proven to be a far more efficient way to achieve this cooling down process. Pre-cooling procedures have also been used in order to increase the overall efficiency of the turbine. The end result is that more energy is created for less money and with considerably less waste. This proves that it actually is possible to help save save money out of your wallet while helping to save the planet at the same time.