- Produce baseload power to supply the energy grid and ensure homes and services don’t lose power.
- Power peaking plants to supplement baseload power at times of peak demand.
- Turbochargers also used in CHP plants, where waste heat is converted to energy to maximise the potential of fuel.
- Provide standby power in case of outages.
- Smaller engines used to power data centres where personal information is kept secure.
Our industrial turbochargers are used for many different applications within the field of power generation.
The core of our business is baseload power generation, which is the minimum power that is required to power an electric grid at any given time. Many countries use large diesel and gas engines to supply their energy grid, and it is essential that these engines continue to perform at all times.
We are always looking to support new, energy efficient technologies, such as Combined Heat and Power (CHP). CHP plants convert waste heat to energy, maximising power generation to help meet the world’s growing energy demands. We are proud that our turbochargers are part of this drive for more efficient power generation.
We also manufacture turbochargers for peaking plants, so that they can provide additional power at times of peak demand. Our larger turbochargers, such as the 7 Series, NT1 and NT2 ranges are used to supply reliable power to baseload and peaking plants.
Standby power is another area where we can provide support. Napier Turbochargers ensure that critical equipment, such as life support machines and hospital technology, can continue to work if there is a power outage or other disruption to normal power supply.
These are just a few examples of how our turbochargers are used for power generation. For more information and to find out how we can help you, please get in touch.
Which turbocharger is right for you?
Our full range of industrial turbochargers are used across the power generation market for many different applications. Base load power plants and peaking plants use the larger NT1 and two-stage models, whereas standby power uses turbochargers of different sizes, from the smaller TNX products to the larger NT1 range. CHP uses the full range of turbochargers, from TNX to two-stage.
Power generation using Napier Turbochargers
To supply the air to the cylinders of an engine there are two possibilities, one naturally aspiration or forced induction. The forced induction forces more air into the cylinders allowing a significant improvement in the power-to-weight ratio for the engine. A turbocharger can be employed to force more air into the engine. A turbocharger employs a centrifugal compressor connected to a turbine wheel on a common shaft. The compressor is driven via the turbine wheel using part of the energy contained within the exhaust gases to compress the air into the cylinders.
The chart shows a typical performance increase for an engine fitted with a turbocharger.
Know your turbochargers
We design and manufacturer turbochargers for many different applications, from the small TNX range to the huge and powerful two-stage products. The table below provides specifications for turbochargers from across our range, including Power Range (KW), Engine Speed and Fuel Type.
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