Bridgestone Associates prepared a detailed study on the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of installing an inside-the-fence combined heat and power (CHP) project at the Calcasieu Refining refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The CHP plant would provide all of the Refinery’s steam needs and a large percentage of the Refinery’s electrical requirements. The project would provide this energy with less environmental impact and therefore enable the Refinery to produce refined products in a more sustainable manner.
The selected design included a combustion turbine with air inlet cooling, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and an auxiliary boiler. Duct firing would be included in the turbine exhaust duct to increase steam production to match the Refinery’s varying steam loads.