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Difference between the open cycle gas turbine and closed cycle gas turbine plant

The difference between the open cycle and closed cycle gas turbine plant:

Open cycle gas turbine:

  • In this turbine the gases exhausted into the atmosphere from the turbine itself.
  • It has less thermal efficiency than closed type.
  • There is a loss occur in working fluid as the cycle is open.
  • It has lower part load efficiency.
  • Low cost of maintenance.
  • It has less mass of power plant.
  • It is easy to control the load.
  • This open cycle is operated at lower pressures.
  • This is most suited for moving vehicles.


Closed cycle gas turbine:

  • In this type of cycle the gases from the turbine enters into the cooling chamber and used again.
  • It has more thermal efficiency.
  • There is no losses occur in working fluid.
  • It has higher part load efficiency.
  • It has high-cost efficiency.
  • It has the high mass of power plant.
  • It is difficult to control the load.
  • This is operated at higher pressure.
  • This is used for stationary uses.
Also Read: Gas turbine power plant.

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