NAES in POWER Magazine: Inlet Air Cooling Systems Improve Gas Turbine Performance

An inlet air cooling (IAC) system offers one of the most cost-effective ways to improve gas turbine (GT) performance—especially during the peak hours of hot summer months. After all, GT output depends on ambient air temperature—the higher the temperature, the lower the density, and the harder it is to move air mass through the GT. However, that’s not the only way IAC improves GT output. It also enhances compressor performance and enables more fuel to be ignited without increasing the firing temperature.