Emission reduction has become a concern for owners and operators of older gas turbines around the world. New regulations are forcing operators to take the environmental impact of their operation into account. VBR Turbine Partners offers solutions to reduce emissions of your gas turbines to comply with new emission legislation. Our solutions can make your older engine in compliance with the applicable legislation and regulations.

When a gas turbine is fitted with steam injection a VBR smart optimization of this existing steam injection system will be the most cost-effective way to reduce exhaust emissions. End-of-life is not always end-of-life. Our emission solutions may provide that extra service time you need.

VBR Smart optimized steam injection

Steam injection was a well known method to reduce gas turbine exhaust emissions. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to comply with the new, more strict legal emission requirements by simply applying a traditional steam injection solution.

VBR has developed a smart optimized steam injection solution that exceeds the existing steam injection systems in emission reduction performance. This steam injection system is capable of reducing the exhaust emissions of gas turbines below the current emission limits in most countries.

Benefits of VBR smart optimized steam injection

Other solutions to reduce emissions are Dry Low NOx (DLE/DLN) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Compared to these alternatives our smart optimized steam injection system offers a number of benefits:

Smart optimized steam injection benefits are:
Effective NOx emission reduction at all loads (full load and part loads)
Lower installation costs
Lower maintenance costs
Lower fuel costs
Extended engine service interval time

CO2 reduction

VBR is currently developing technical solutions to increase the fuel flexibility of existing LM gas turbines. Mixing in increasing amounts of renewable gas fuels (hydrogen, biogas) into the natural gas fuel of aeroderivative gas turbines will reduce their CO2 emissions significantly.