Various technologies pertaining to causing fluid in a supercritical
Brayton cycle power generation system to flow in a desired direction at
cold startup of the system are described herein. A sensor is positioned
at an inlet of a turbine, wherein the sensor is configured to output
sensed temperatures of fluid at the inlet of the turbine. If the sensed
temperature surpasses a predefined threshold, at least one operating
parameter of the power generation system is altered.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST
This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between
Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government
has certain rights in this invention.