open cycle

open cycle

[¦ō·pən ¦sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
A thermodynamic cycle in which new mass enters the boundaries of the system and spent exhaust leaves it; the automotive engine and the gas turbine illustrate this process.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Asked about the temporary solution, he said that it will provide 1450 Megawatt, and could be either separate or part of the permanent solution, adding: "It starts with an open cycle and then will reach a combined cycle".
"It is an open cycle race and everyone is invited to participate in it", he said.
LAHORE -- Punjab Cycling Association in connection with Pakistan Day will organize Open Cycle Race on March 23 from Lahore to Kahna.
Central Puerto said the plant currently operates with a gas turbine (280 mw) in an open cycle configuration and is currently in advance stages to add a steam turbine in a combined cycle configuration, which will add 140 mw.
The plant currently operates with a gas turbine in an open cycle configuration and is currently in advance stages to add a steam turbine in a combined cycle configuration, which will add 140 MW.
The Azura-Edo IPP is a 700MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine power station completed and unfortunately there is no electricity in Edo State.
This reflects the uncertainty facing open cycle gas turbine development projects of 1.3GW and repowering of coal units to gas of around up to 3.6GW capacity.
No request for open cycle operation after conversion period has been submitted by NPPMCL to Nepra, the company said.
Nepra was requested by authorities in the power sector to take number of operational work hours in the nine-month open cycle leaving aside the period in which the plants were non-operational due to technical issues.
Under these contracts Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines, and a 690 MW open cycle power plant in Tripoli West, equipped with four E class gas turbines.