This paper gives a brief summary of the experience of the first industrial gas turbine ship, the John Sergeant, then enumerates the basic characteristics of the heavy duty gas turbine and the philosophy employed in the design. The unique features of the second-stage variable area turbine nozzle, its effect on performance, and particularly the flexible control it affords in conjunction with the controllable and reversible pitch propeller, are discussed. The philosophy of design of the solid state control, protection and sequential systems are outlined, as are the experiences to date with a number of industrial gas turbines of the twoshaft, offshore and heavy fuel varieties. It concludes by discussing some of the considerations for burning residual fuel and boil-off from liquefied natural gas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Loft, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 71-GT-68
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1973 12:00AM