US20120134783A1 - System and method for operating a compressor - Google Patents

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US20120134783A1 US12/956,461 US95646110A US2012134783A1 US 20120134783 A1 US20120134783 A1 US 20120134783A1 US 95646110 A US95646110 A US 95646110A US 2012134783 A1 US2012134783 A1 US 2012134783A1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
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    • F04D27/00Control, e.g. regulation, of pumps, pumping installations or systems
    • F04D27/002Control, e.g. regulation, of pumps, pumping installations or systems by varying geometry within the pumps, e.g. by adjusting vanes
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
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    • F04D27/00Control, e.g. regulation, of pumps, pumping installations or systems
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    • F04D27/0246Surge control by varying geometry within the pumps, e.g. by adjusting vanes
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04DNON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    • F04D29/00Details, component parts, or accessories
    • F04D29/26Rotors specially for elastic fluids
    • F04D29/32Rotors specially for elastic fluids for axial flow pumps
    • F04D29/321Rotors specially for elastic fluids for axial flow pumps for axial flow compressors
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04DNON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    • F04D29/00Details, component parts, or accessories
    • F04D29/40Casings; Connections of working fluid
    • F04D29/52Casings; Connections of working fluid for axial pumps
    • F04D29/522Casings; Connections of working fluid for axial pumps especially adapted for elastic fluid pumps
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04DNON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    • F04D29/00Details, component parts, or accessories
    • F04D29/40Casings; Connections of working fluid
    • F04D29/52Casings; Connections of working fluid for axial pumps
    • F04D29/54Fluid-guiding means, e.g. diffusers
    • F04D29/56Fluid-guiding means, e.g. diffusers adjustable
    • F04D29/563Fluid-guiding means, e.g. diffusers adjustable specially adapted for elastic fluid pumps

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A compressor includes a first stage of stator vanes having a first position and a second stage of stator vanes downstream from the first stage of stator vanes having a second position. A first actuator is engaged with the first stage of stator vanes, and a second actuator is engaged with the second stage of stator vanes. A method for operating a compressor includes adjusting a first position of a first plurality of stator vanes and adjusting a second position of a second plurality of stator vanes separately from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention generally involves a system and method for operating a compressor. In particular embodiments of the present invention, the system and method may independently vary the position of stator vanes in different stages.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Gas turbines are widely used in industrial and commercial operations. A typical gas turbine includes an axial compressor at the front, one or more combustors around the middle, and a turbine at the rear. The compressor generally includes alternating stages of circumferentially mounted stator vanes and rotating blades. The stator vanes typically attach to a casing surrounding the compressor, and the rotating blades typically attach to a rotor inside the compressor. Ambient air enters the compressor, and each stage of stator vanes directs the airflow onto the following stage of rotating blades to progressively impart kinetic energy to the working fluid (air) to bring it to a highly energized state. The working fluid exits the compressor and flows to the combustors where it mixes with fuel and ignites to generate combustion gases having a high temperature, pressure, and velocity. The combustion gases exit the combustors and flow to the turbine where they expand to produce work. For example, expansion of the combustion gases in the turbine may rotate a shaft connected to a generator to produce electricity.
  • During various operating conditions, it may be desirable to adjust the angle of the stator vanes with respect to an axial centerline of the compressor. For example, the stator vanes may be aligned further from the axial centerline of the compressor to suppress the onset of compressor stall at lower rotational speeds associated with start up or shutdown of the compressor. Conversely, the stator vanes may be aligned closer to the axial centerline of the compressor to allow more working fluid to flow through the compressor and increase the power output of the gas turbine during heavy or sudden increases in electrical demand on the generator.
  • U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,281,087, 6,551,057, and 6,794,766, assigned to the same assignee as the present application, disclose an electromechanical or hydraulic system for varying the position of stator vanes. In each patent, a single actuator connects to multiple stages of stator vanes to vary the position of the stator vanes with respect to the axial centerline of the compressor. However, the length and width of the stator vanes generally decreases along the axial length of the compressor. As a result, the length of travel for both the actuator and the stator vanes varies by stage. In addition, the cumulative manufacturing tolerances associated with both the actuator and the stator vanes increases proportionally as the size of the stator vanes increases. Therefore, the ability to precisely position stator vanes in different stages using a single actuator is difficult, and a system and method for independently varying the position of stator vanes in different stages would be useful.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • Aspects and advantages of the invention are set forth below in the following description, or may be obvious from the description, or may be learned through practice of the invention.
  • One embodiment of the present invention is a compressor that includes a first plurality of stator vanes having a first position and a second plurality of stator vanes, downstream from the first plurality of stator vanes, having a second position. The compressor further includes first means for adjusting the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes separately from the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes and second means for adjusting the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes separately from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.
  • Another embodiment of the present invention is a compressor that includes a first stage of stator vanes having a first position and a second stage of stator vanes downstream from the first stage of stator vanes having a second position. A first actuator is engaged with the first stage of stator vanes, and a second actuator is engaged with the second stage of stator vanes.
  • The present invention may also include a method for operating a compressor. The method includes adjusting a first position of a first plurality of stator vanes and adjusting a second position of a second plurality of stator vanes separately from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.
  • Those of ordinary skill in the art will better appreciate the features and aspects of such embodiments, and others, upon review of the specification.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • A full and enabling disclosure of the present invention, including the best mode thereof to one skilled in the art, is set forth more particularly in the remainder of the specification, including reference to the accompanying figures, in which:
  • FIG. 1 is a simplified cross-section view of a compressor according to one embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the compressor shown in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 3 is a simplified block diagram of a control system according to one embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a compressor according to an alternate embodiment of the present invention; and
  • FIG. 5 is a simplified block diagram of a control system according to an alternate embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • Reference will now be made in detail to present embodiments of the invention, one or more examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. The detailed description uses numerical and letter designations to refer to features in the drawings. Like or similar designations in the drawings and description have been used to refer to like or similar parts of the invention.
  • Each example is provided by way of explanation of the invention, not limitation of the invention. In fact, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that modifications and variations can be made in the present invention without departing from the scope or spirit thereof. For instance, features illustrated or described as part of one embodiment may be used on another embodiment to yield a still further embodiment. Thus, it is intended that the present invention covers such modifications and variations as come within the scope of the appended claims and their equivalents.
  • Embodiments within the scope of the present invention provide a system and method for varying the position of stator vanes in a compressor. In particular embodiments, the system may adjust the position of stator vanes in one stage separately and/or independently from the position of stator vanes in another stage. As a result, embodiments of the present invention provide one or more aerodynamic, mechanical, and/or control benefits over existing variables stator vanes systems.
  • FIG. 1 provides a simplified cross-section view of a compressor 10 according to one embodiment of the present invention. The compressor 10 generally includes alternating stages of stator vanes 12 and rotating blades 14 as is known in the art. The first stage of stator vanes 12 is commonly referred to as the inlet guide vane, and the rotating blades 14 and stator vanes 12 generally progressively decrease in length and width along the axial length of the compressor 10 downstream from the inlet guide vane. Each stage of stator vanes 12 and rotating blades 14 generally comprises a plurality of circumferentially arranged airfoils, with the stator vanes 12 attached to a casing 16 surrounding the compressor 10 and the rotating blades 14 attached to a rotor 18 inside the compressor 10. In this manner, the stator vanes 12 direct the airflow entering the compressor 10 onto the following stage of rotating blades 14 to progressively impart kinetic energy to the working fluid (air) to bring it to a highly energized state.
  • FIG. 2 provides a perspective view of the compressor 10 shown in FIG. 1. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, each stator vane 12 may extend through the casing 16 and fixedly connect to a vane arm 20 outside of the casing 16. The vane arms 20 in each stage may in turn connect to a member 22, such as a unison ring 22 as shown in FIG. 2, to synchronize the movement of the vane arms 20 in each stage. Rotation or movement of the member or unison ring 22 about the casing 16 moves the associated vane arms 20, thus changing the position of the stator vanes 12 inside the casing 16.
  • The compressor 10 may further include first means 24 and second means 26 for separately and/or independently adjusting the position of the stator vanes 12 in various stages. For example, as shown in FIG. 2, the first means 24 may be connected to a plurality of stator vanes 12 in a first stage of the compressor 10, and the second means 26 may be connected to a plurality of stator vanes 12 in one or more subsequent stages. The first and/or second means 24, 26 may comprise any suitable electrical, mechanical, or electromechanical device(s) known to one of ordinary skill in the art for moving one component with respect to another. For example, the first and/or second means 24, 26 may comprise a threaded engagement, a ratchet and pawl assembly, a geared mechanism, and/or one or more springs connected to the vane arms 20 and/or members 22 to move the associated stator vanes 12. Alternately or in addition, as shown in FIG. 2, the first and/or second means 24, 26 may comprise an actuator, such as a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric piston or motor, engaged with the associated plurality of stator vanes 12. The actuator may extend or retract to adjust the position of the stator vanes 12, as desired.
  • In the particular embodiment shown in FIG. 2, a first actuator 28 is engaged with a plurality of stator vanes 12 in the first stage, and a second actuator 30 is engaged with a plurality of stator vanes 12 in the second, third, and fourth stages. The first actuator 28 connects to a bridge 32 which in turn is engaged with the member or unison ring 22 and the vane arms 20. In this manner, extension or retraction of the first actuator 28 moves the bridge 32, unison ring 22, and vane arms 20 to adjust the position of the stator vanes 12 in the first stage. A bar 34 couples the second actuator 30 to one or more stages of stator vanes 12. For example, as shown in FIG. 2, fittings 36, turnbuckles 38, and bridges 28 may be used to connect the second actuator 30 to each stage of stator vanes 12 through the bar 34, the member 22, and vane arms 20. Extension or retraction of the second actuator 30 rotates the bar 30 which in turn moves the turnbuckles 38, bridges 28, members 22, and vane arms 20 to adjust the position of the stator vanes 12. The length of the fitting 36 and/or turnbuckle 38 for each stage may be adjusted to vary the amount of movement transmitted by the second actuator 30 through the bar 34 to each stage of stator vanes 12. In this manner, the first actuator 28 may adjust the position of the stator vanes 12 in the first stage of the compressor 10 independent of the position of the stator vanes 12 in the downstream stages. Similarly, the second actuator 30 may adjust the position of the stator vanes 12 in the one or more subsequent stages independent of the position of the stator vanes 12 in the first stage.
  • FIG. 3 provides a simplified block diagram of a control system 40 suitable for independently operating the first or second means 24, 26 shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The control system 40 receives a speed signal 42 and an operating mode signal 44 as input parameters. The speed signal 42 reflects of the speed of the compressor 10, and the operating mode signal 44 reflects the particular operating mode of the compressor 10. For example, the compressor 10 may be operated in start up, shutdown, wash down, turndown, or another operating mode, with each operating mode having its own preprogrammed schedule of speed and associated stator vane 12 positions for each stage of stator vanes 12. At block 46, the control system 40 generates a position command 48 that reflects a pre-programmed position for the stator vanes 12 based on the speed signal 42 and the operating mode signal 44. At block 50, the control system 40 compares the position command 48 with a feedback signal 52 to produce an error signal 54 that reflects the amount of adjustment needed to move the stator vanes 12 to the pre-programmed position. At block 56, a control gain may be applied to the error signal 52 to adjust the error signal 52 according to the particular stage of stator vanes 12 being controlled, and the resulting combination may be provided as a control signal 58 to the first or second means 24, 26 to re-position the stator vanes 12. The actual position of the stator vanes 12 being controlled may be measured by a linear position sensor 60, such as, for example an LVDT position sensor, to provide the feedback signal 52.
  • FIG. 4 provides a perspective view of a compressor 70 according to an alternate embodiment of the present invention. The compressor 70 again includes alternating stages of stator vanes 12 and rotating blades 14 as previously described with respect to the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. In addition, each stator vane 12 may again extend through the casing 16 and fixedly connect to vane arms 20 and members 22 outside of the casing 16 so that rotation or movement of the member 22 about the casing 16 moves the associated vane arms 20, thus changing the position of the stator vanes 12 inside the casing 16.
  • In the particular embodiment shown in FIG. 4, a connector 72 is engaged with both the first and second means 24, 26. The first and/or second means 24, 26 may again comprise any suitable electrical, mechanical, or electromechanical device(s) known to one of ordinary skill in the art for moving one component with respect to another, as previously described with respect to the embodiment shown in FIG. 2. For example, the first and/or second means 24, 26 may comprise a threaded engagement, a ratchet and pawl assembly, a geared mechanism, one or more springs, and/or an actuator connected to the vane arms 20 and/or members 22 to move the associated stator vanes 12.
  • As shown in FIG. 4, the connector 72 may be engaged with both a first actuator 74 and a second actuator 76. The first actuator 74 may be engaged with a plurality of stator vanes 12 in the first stage through the bridge 32, member 22, and vane arms 20. The second actuator 76 may be engaged with a plurality of stator vanes 12 in downstream stages as previously described with respect to the embodiment shown in FIG. 2. Specifically, the second actuator 76 may be engaged through the connector 72, fittings 36, turnbuckles 38, bridges 28, members 22, and vane arms 20 to each stage of stator vanes 12. Extension or retraction of the second actuator 76 rotates the connector 72 which in turn moves the turnbuckles 38, bridges 28, members 22, and vane arms 20 to adjust the position of the stator vanes 12 in the downstream stages. Rotation of the connector 72 also moves the first actuator 74 to adjust the position of the first stage stator vanes 12 connected to the first actuator 74. Alternately, or in addition, the first actuator 74 may be energized to reduce or increase the movement caused by the connector 72. In this manner, the first actuator 74 may adjust the position of the first stage stator vanes 12 separately from the position of the stator vanes 12 in the downstream stages. Similarly, the second actuator 76 may adjust the position of the stator vanes 12 in the downstream stages separately from the position of the stator vanes 12 in the first stage.
  • FIG. 5 provides a simplified block diagram of a control system 80 suitable for separately operating both the first and second means 24, 26 shown in FIG. 4. The bottom portion of FIG. 5 controls the second means 26 and operates substantially similar to the control system 40 previously described with respect to FIG. 3. Specifically, the control system 80 receives a speed signal 82 and an operating mode signal 84 as input parameters. The speed signal 82 reflects of the speed of the compressor 70, and the operating mode signal 84 reflects the particular operating mode of the compressor 70. For example, the compressor 70 may be operated in start up, shutdown, wash down, turndown, or another operating mode, with each operating mode having its own preprogrammed schedule of speed and associated stator vane 12 positions for each stage of stator vanes 12. At block 86, the control system 80 generates position commands 88, 90 that reflect pre-programmed positions for the downstream stator vanes 12 and first stage stator vanes 12, respectively, based on the speed signal 82 and the operating mode signal 84. At block 92, the control system 80 compares the position command 88 for the downstream stator vanes 12 with a feedback signal 94 for those stator vanes 12 to produce an error signal 95 that reflects the amount of adjustment needed to move the downstream stator vanes 12 to the pre-programmed position. At block 96, a control gain may be applied to the error signal 95 to adjust the error signal 95 according to the particular stage of stator vanes 12 being controlled, and the resulting combination may be provided as a control signal 98 to the second means 26 to re-position the downstream stator vanes 12. The actual position of the downstream stator vanes 12 may be measured by a linear position sensor 100, such as, for example an LVDT position sensor, to provide the feedback signal 94.
  • Substantially simultaneously, at block 102, the control system 80 combines the position command 90 for the first stage stator vanes 12, a feedback signal 104 for those stator vanes 12, and the control signal 98 provided to the second means 26 to determine what, if any, adjustment is needed for the position of the first stage stator vanes 12. The comparison results in an error signal 106 that reflects the amount of adjustment needed to move the first stage stator vanes 12 to the pre-programmed position, and the error signal 106 may be provided to the first means 24 to re-position the first stage stator vanes 12. The actual position of the first stage stator vanes 12 may be measured by a linear position sensor 108, such as, for example an LVDT position sensor, to provide the feedback signal 104.
  • The embodiments previously described with respect to FIGS. 1-5 may also provide a method for operating compressors 10, 70 that uncouples the positioning of stator vanes 12 in different stages. The method may include adjusting the position of a plurality of stator vanes 12 in one stage separately and/or independently from the position of a plurality of stator vanes 12 in one or more downstream stages. In particular, the method may include any combination of opening and closing adjustments to stator vanes 12 in different stages.
  • The system and methods disclosed herein are believed to provide several aerodynamic and control enhancements to existing compressor operating schemes that will improve compressor stability over a wide range of operating conditions, including startup/shutdown transients, off-line water wash, power turn down, and hot day output operations. For example, an anticipated benefit of various embodiments of the present invention may be the ability to clear compressor rotating stall at lower rotational speeds during the startups and to suppress the onset of compressor rotating stall to lower rotational speeds during the shutdowns. Minimizing the amount of time that the compressor experiences rotating stall during startup and shutdown operations reduces the vibratory stresses on the stator vanes 12 and rotating blades 14, thus enhancing the life and durability of the compressor. Another anticipated benefit may be improved water ingestion during off-line water wash operations. Specifically, opening the first stage stator vanes 12 separately and/or independently from downstream stator vanes 12 may improve the ingestion of injected water wash solutions while avoiding compressor stalls. Conversely, during power turn down operations, closing the first stage stator vanes 12 separately and/or independently from the downstream stator vanes 12 may enhance the power turn down range by minimizing the compressor efficiency fall-off. Another anticipated benefit of embodiments within the scope of the present invention may be the ability to open the first stage stator vanes 12 separately and/or independently from the downstream stator vanes 12 to increase the airflow through the compressor during high ambient temperature days to compensate for the reduced density of the airflow associated with higher ambient temperatures.
  • Embodiments within the scope of the present invention may provide several mechanical benefits as well. For example, actuators that separately and/or independently position different-sized stator vanes 12 may have fewer joints and connections, reducing the cumulative manufacturing tolerances and wear associated with the actuators. The reduced cumulative manufacturing tolerances result in smaller vane angle errors. Alternately, the reduced cumulative manufacturing tolerances may allow larger individual tolerances without increasing the vane angle errors. In addition, the first and largest stage of stator vanes typically moves the farthest between extreme positions, and having one actuator control different sized stator vanes in different stages potentially creates a non-linear relationship with the smaller stator vanes in other stages that may result in larger vane angle errors. Dedicating an actuator to separately and/or independently adjust the position of the largest stage of stator vanes effectively isolates any non-linear relationship from the smaller stator vanes in other stages.
  • This written description uses examples to disclose the invention, including the best mode, and also to enable any person skilled in the art to practice the invention, including making and using any devices or systems and performing any incorporated methods. The patentable scope of the invention is defined by the claims, and may include other examples that occur to those skilled in the art. Such other and examples are intended to be within the scope of the claims if they include structural elements that do not differ from the literal language of the claims, or if they include equivalent structural elements with insubstantial differences from the literal languages of the claims.

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1. A compressor comprising:
a. a first plurality of stator vanes, wherein the first plurality of stator vanes has a first position;
b. a second plurality of stator vanes downstream from the first plurality of stator vanes, wherein the second plurality of stator vanes has a second position;
c. first means for adjusting the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes separately from the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes; and
d. second means for adjusting the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes separately from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.
2. The compressor as in claim 1, wherein the first means comprises at least one of a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric piston.
3. The compressor as in claim 1, wherein the first means comprises at least one of a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric motor.
4. The compressor as in claim 1, further comprising a first member engaged with the first plurality of stator vanes.
5. The compressor as in claim 4, wherein the first means is engaged with the first member.
6. The compressor as in claim 1, wherein the second means comprises at least one of a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric piston.
7. The compressor as in claim 1, wherein the first means adjusts the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes independently from the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes.
8. The compressor as in claim 1, further comprising a connector engaged with both the first means and the second means.
9. A compressor comprising:
a. a first stage of stator vanes, wherein the first stage of stator vanes has a first position;
b. a second stage of stator vanes downstream from the first stage of stator vanes, wherein the second stage of stator vanes has a second position;
c. a first actuator engaged with the first stage of stator vanes; and
d. a second actuator engaged with the second stage of stator vanes.
10. The compressor as in claim 9, further comprising a first member engaged with the first stage of stator vanes.
11. The compressor as in claim 10, wherein the first actuator is engaged with the first member.
12. The compressor as in claim 9, further comprising a plurality of vane arms connected to the second stage of stator vanes.
13. The compressor as in claim 12, wherein the second actuator is engaged with the plurality of vane arms.
14. The compressor as in claim 9, wherein the first actuator adjusts the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes separately from the second position of the second stage of stator vanes.
15. The compressor as in claim 9, wherein the first actuator adjusts the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes independently from the second position of the second stage of stator vanes.
16. The compressor as in claim 9, further comprising a connector engaged with both the first actuator and the second actuator.
17. A method for operating a compressor comprising:
a. adjusting a first position of a first plurality of stator vanes; and
b. adjusting a second position of a second plurality of stator vanes separately from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.
18. The method as in claim 17, further comprising adjusting the second position of the second plurality of stator vanes independently from the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes.
19. The method as in claim 17, further comprising opening the first plurality of stator vanes and closing the second plurality of stator vanes.
20. The method as in claim 17, further comprising closing the first plurality of stator vanes and opening the second plurality of stator vanes.
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