Micro turbines

A new trend within the gas turbine industry is the development of micro turbines, small gas turbines which can be used for power generation and cogeneration. These small turbines, with power generating capacities of between 10 and 100 kW can be installed in factories, office blocks or small housing developments.

Small turbines operate in exactly the same way as their larger relatives. However their small size makes them easy to integrate into a number of domestic or working environments. Emission performance is generally better than for larger gas turbines, and though efficiency is not comparable, when used for cogeneration of heat as well as electricity they can provide a competitive source of energy.

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