Siemens Plans For New Combustion Test Center
Siemens has plans for a new €66 million combustion test center for its gas turbines. The test center will be located in Ludwigsfelde, near Berlin, Germany.
The facility, expected to start operation in 2014 on a 36 000 m2 site, will feature three cells for investigating combustion processes under real-life service conditions. In the tests, various parameters such as output, efficiency, emissions and the stability of the flame are studied on a single burner on the test bed, according to the company.
Siemens said that the Ludwigsfelde site has access to an adequate supply of natural gas through a local pipeline and is also connected to the high-voltage power grid. Additionally, natural gas and fuel oil can be substituted in the combustion trials by mixtures of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ethane, propane and butane.
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