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1. WO2020223256 - SINGLE-TRANSPORT MOBILE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION

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CLAIMS

1. An apparatus for providing mobile electric power comprising:

a power generation transport including:

a generator;

a power source configured to drive the generator;

an air inlet filter housing;

an inlet plenum coupled to the air inlet filter housing, configured for providing air to the power source;

an exhaust collector configured for collecting exhaust from the power source; an exhaust implement coupled to the exhaust collector; and

an elevating system configured to elevate at least the exhaust implement in an operational mode of the power generation transport,

wherein the air inlet filter housing, the inlet plenum, the exhaust collector, the exhaust implement, the power source, the generator, and the elevating system are mounted on the power generation transport.

2. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 1, wherein:

the power source comprises a gas turbine,

the exhaust implement comprises an exhaust stack that is vertically coupled on top of the exhaust collector, and the elevating system is configured to elevate the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack in the operational mode, and

the elevating system includes a first member configured to:

raise the exhaust stack vertically upward and out of a top side of an enclosure of the power generation transport a predetermined vertical distance so as to be in an elevated standing position in the operational mode;

align an exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with an exhaust port of the gas turbine mounted on the power generation transport when the exhaust stack is in the elevated standing position; and

lower the exhaust stack vertically downward the predetermined vertical distance to house at least a portion of the exhaust stack within the enclosure of the power generation transport in a transportation mode of the power generation transport.

3. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 2, wherein in the transportation mode, at least a portion of the exhaust collector extends below a base frame of the enclosure of the power generation transport so as to be supported by an underbelly truss extending below the enclosure.

4. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 2, wherein the elevating system further includes a second member configured to:

couple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine in the operational mode; and

decouple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector from the exhaust port of the gas turbine in the transportation mode.

5. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 4, wherein the second member of the elevating system is configured to laterally move the exhaust collector to couple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine.

6. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 4, wherein the first and second members of the elevating system are configured to operate in the operational and transportation modes without utilizing any external mechanical apparatus.

7. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 1, wherein the power generation transport is a single transport, and wherein the elevating system comprises at least one of a hydraulic system, a pneumatic system, and an electric motor.

8. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 1, wherein the power source is a gas turbine, and wherein the power generation transport further includes:

a gearbox; and

at least one base frame, wherein the base frame mounts and aligns the gas turbine, the gearbox, and the generator on the power generation transport.

9. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 8, wherein the power generation transport further includes:

a gas conditioning system to condition hydrocarbon gas prior to combustion by the gas turbine;

a black start generator to provide power to start the gas turbine;

a generator breaker;

a transformer to lower a voltage output of the generator; and

a control system to control a power output of the gas turbine and the generator;

wherein the base frame further mounts the gas conditioning system, the black start generator, the generator breaker, the transformer, and the control system on the power generation transport.

10. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 1, wherein:

the exhaust implement comprises an exhaust stack extension that is adapted to be housed in an exhaust stack of the power generation transport in a transportation mode,

the exhaust stack is vertically coupled on top of the exhaust collector, both the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack being fixedly mounted to the power generation transport, and the exhaust collector is communicatively coupled to an exhaust port of the power source.

11. The apparatus for providing mobile electric power according to claim 10, wherein the elevating system is configured to:

raise the exhaust stack extension vertically upward and out of a top side of an enclosure of the power generation transport a predetermined vertical distance so as to be in an elevated standing position in the operational mode; and

lower the exhaust stack extension vertically downward the predetermined vertical distance to house at least a portion of the exhaust stack extension within the exhaust stack in the transportation mode, wherein a top of the exhaust stack is flush with the top side of the enclosure of the power generation transport.

12. A power generation transport comprising:

an air inlet filter housing;

an inlet plenum coupled to the air inlet filter housing;

a gas turbine;

a gearbox coupled to the gas turbine;

an exhaust collector adapted to be coupled to an exhaust port of the gas turbine in an operational mode of the power generation transport;

an exhaust implement coupled to the exhaust collector;

an elevating system configured to elevate at least the exhaust implement in an operational mode;

a generator driven by the gas turbine;

a gas conditioning system to condition hydrocarbon gas prior to combustion by the gas turbine;

a black start generator to provide power to start the gas turbine; and

at least one base frame, wherein the at least one base frame mounts and aligns the air inlet filter housing, the inlet plenum, the gas turbine, the exhaust collector, the exhaust implement, the elevating system, the gearbox, the generator, the gas conditioning system, and the black start generator on the power generation transport.

13. The power generation transport according to claim 12, wherein:

the exhaust implement comprises an exhaust stack that is vertically coupled on top of the exhaust collector, and the elevating system is configured to elevate the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack in the operational mode, and

the elevating system includes a first member configured to:

raise the exhaust stack vertically upward and out of a top side of an enclosure of the power generation transport a predetermined vertical distance so as to be in an elevated standing position in the operational mode;

align an exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine when the exhaust stack is in the elevated standing position; and

lower the exhaust stack vertically downward the predetermined vertical distance to house at least a portion of the exhaust stack within the enclosure of the power generation transport in a transportation mode of the power generation transport.

14. The power generation transport according to claim 13, wherein, in the transportation mode, at least a portion of the exhaust collector extends below the base frame of the enclosure of the power generation transport and is supported by an underbelly truss extending below the enclosure.

15. The power generation transport according to claim 13, wherein the elevating system further includes a second member configured to:

couple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine in the operational mode; and

decouple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector from the exhaust port of the gas turbine in the transportation mode.

16. The power generation transport according to claim 15, wherein the second member of the elevating system is configured to laterally move the exhaust collector to couple the exhaust coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine.

17. The power generation transport according to claim 15, wherein the first and second members of the elevating system are configured to operate to convert the power generation transport between in the operational and transportation modes without utilizing any external mechanical apparatus.

18. The power generation transport according to claim 12, wherein:

the exhaust implement comprises an exhaust stack extension that is adapted to be housed in an exhaust stack of the power generation transport in a transportation mode, and the exhaust stack is vertically coupled on top of the exhaust collector, both the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack being fixedly mounted to the power generation transport.

19. The power generation transport according to claim 18, wherein the elevating system is configured to:

raise the exhaust stack extension vertically upward and out of a top side of an enclosure of the power generation transport a predetermined vertical distance so as to be in an elevated standing position in the operational mode; and

lower the exhaust stack extension vertically downward the predetermined vertical distance to house at least a portion of the exhaust stack extension within the exhaust stack in the transportation mode, wherein a top of the exhaust stack is flush with the top side of the enclosure of the power generation transport.

20. A method for providing mobile electric power, the method comprising:

converting a power generation transport from a transportation mode to an operational mode by elevating an exhaust collector and an exhaust stack mounted on the power generation transport to an elevated standing position;

coupling the exhaust collector in the elevated standing position with a gas turbine mounted on the power generation transport, wherein the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack are elevated to the elevated standing position, and the exhaust collector is coupled with the gas turbine by an elevating system mounted on the power generation transport without utilizing any external mechanical apparatus; and

generating electricity by operating the gas turbine of the power generation transport in the operational mode.

21. The method for providing mobile electric power according to claim 20, wherein elevating the exhaust collector and the exhaust stack to the elevated standing position comprises:

raising the exhaust stack upward and out of a top side of an enclosure of the power generation transport by a predetermined vertical distance; and

aligning a coupling member of the exhaust collector with an exhaust port of the gas turbine mounted on the power generation transport; and

wherein the method further comprises lowering the exhaust stack vertically downward to house at least a portion of the exhaust stack within the enclosure of the power generation transport in the transportation mode.

22. The method for providing mobile electric power according to claim 21 , wherein coupling the exhaust collector with the gas turbine further comprises coupling the coupling member of the exhaust collector with the exhaust port of the gas turbine; and

wherein the method further comprises decoupling the coupling member of the exhaust collector from the exhaust port of the gas turbine.

23. The method for providing mobile electric power according to claim 22, wherein the coupling member of the exhaust collector is decoupled and the exhaust stack is lowered without utilizing any external mechanical apparatus.

24. The power generation transport according to claim 21, wherein, in the transportation mode, at least a portion of the exhaust collector extends below a base frame of the enclosure of the power generation transport and is supported by an underbelly truss extending below the enclosure.