Johnson Controls unveiled its range of Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC) solutions at Power Gen Asia -- marking the first time a chiller manufacturer will offer complete, packaged and pre-packaged GTIAC solutions. GTIAC is widely recognized as the most effective method to increase power output of gas turbine driven power plants, ensuring peak performance in environments with high ambient temperature.
Among the range of Johnson Controls GTIAC solutions is the new YCP-2020, the first pre-packaged, containerized mechanical-based GTIAC solution in the market. The YCP-2020 is a cost-effective, flexible, compact self-contained system comprising YORK® chillers, chilled and condenser water pumps, electrical starters and proprietary Metasys® control system. The design is optimized to reduce parasitic power consumption; and its 20-foot standard shipping container sized modules minimize site space requirements, allowing flexibility in configuration and reducing project logistics costs significantly.
The YCP-2020 is the result of extensive market research with generating companies, utilities and gas turbine manufacturers on challenges power plants face. The YCP-2020 has been recognized with the Innovative Power Technology of the Year award at the Asian Power Awards 2015.
Stephen Green, director of business development and sales for GTIAC, Johnson Controls Asia, said, "We are delighted to receive this recognition for our new YCP-2020. It brings a paradigm shift in the cost of GTIAC system ownership and will greatly improve the economics of power augmentation for many power plant owners."
The YCP-2020 is manufactured, assembled and tested at one of Johnson Controls' largest factories located at Wuxi in China with a manufacturing capacity of 6,000 chillers per year. The Wuxi facility operates to the company's stringent global manufacturing and supply chain quality standards, the same ones behind the world's most reliable industrial refrigeration brands, YORK®, Sabroe® and Frick® -- each with more than 100 years of history. Johnson Controls' chillers have been used in GTIAC applications for more than 20 years to optimize gas turbine performance in power plants worldwide. Johnson Controls has also been packaging process systems for exacting markets, such as oil and gas, process and petrochemicals for many years.
The company is now the only chiller manufacturer offering GTIAC expertise and packaging its own equipment into complete GTIAC solutions, supported by an extensive local OEM service network of over one hundred branches across Asia.