HEAVY-DUTY MARINE GAS TURBINE PROJECT. TASK 4. DIRECT REVERSING TURBINE DEVELOPMENT. FINAL REPORT. VOLUME B. TEST VEHICLE ASSEMBLY AND TESTING

This document describes part of the work performed within Task 4, Direct Reversing Gas Turbine Development, of the Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine Development Program, or MARAD Project. The MARAD Project is an integrated effort to develop the heavy-duty gas turbine as an alternate competitive form of marine power generation. This Volume B of the Task 4 Final Report covers reversing turbine test vehicle assembly and system level testing; work done in the design, development and component testing of same is presented in companion Volume A. Task efforts have developed an assembly of parts to simulate a reversing marine gas turbine that has minimum effects on ahead performance, maintenance and reliability of the overall propulsion system. This has been attained via the design and development of this test vehicle, a modified GE-GTPD model MS-3002 (11,000 HP) gas turbine to which was added the specially designed load turbine. This test vehicle was used to empirically evaluate the reversing turbine concept. The test vehicle was assembled and subjected to extensive system-level testing that demonstrated the direct reversing turbine concept. All test objectives were met. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Maritime Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kaplan, S M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-1

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  • Pagination: 232 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77101, 74GTD19
  • Contract Numbers: MA-0-35510
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM