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TIC Comparison Calculator

This TIC Comparison Calculator can be used for making only preliminary estimates of net capacity enhancement by TIC and the associated costs. The calculator is based on several rules of thumb. More accurate calculations may require hourly weather data for 8,760 hours of the year, detailed combustion turbine modeling and site-specific cost analyses (including hourly market value of electric energy). Read this additional information about the calculation of power capacity enhancement and economics.

Note: All data should be entered without "%"s or "$"s and without units. Examples: 50% should be entered as 50, .08% as .08, $5.00 as 5.00, etc..

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  Design Data   Typical Values
Power Output at ISO Conditions: MW  
Mass Flow at ISO Conditions: lbs/hr 15,000 to 30,000 lbs/hr/MW
Heat Rate at ISO Conditions: Btu/kWh (HHV) 10,000 to 20,000
Heat Rate Decrease Per Degree Cooled: % of that at ISO per °F 0.07% to 0.11%
Power Increase Per Degree of Cooling: % of that at ISO per °F 0.15% to 0.50%
Fuel Cost: $ per Million Btu (HHV) $6.00 to $20.00
Value of Electric Energy Generated: $ per MWh $100 to $500+
Cost for Industrial Water: $ per 1000 gal $5 to $20
Water Cost for RO: $ per 1000 gal $10 to $25

  Media Fogging Chilling
Typical CTIC Insertion Loss (Inches of WC) 0.25-0.75 0.05-0.20 0.8 -1.0
CTIC Insertion Loss (Inches of WC):
Typical Cooling Efficiencies, % 90 95
Selected/Expected Cooling Efficiency: % %  
Selected/Desired Cooled air DB Temperature (F):    
Cooled Air WB Temperature (F)**:    

** Determined by psychrometrics. An error message will occur if the specified leaving conditions have a higher moisture content than the ASHRAE design weather data. Suggested values for DB/WB temperatures for TIC by Chillers are 50/50 for a humid climate and 50/45 for a dry climate.

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The information in The Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling (CTIC) Comparison Calculator represents the best efforts by Munters Corporation and the Turbine Inlet Cooling Association (TICA). It should be utilized ONLY for the purpose of preliminary estimates. It is NOT intended as a tool for developing detailed designs and cost estimates. Neither Munters Corporation nor TICA are liable for any errors in the results of the calculator or decisions you might make based on such results.

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