STATUS OF MARINE GAS TURBINE INLET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Over ocean, salt aerosols ingested in the combustion air of a marine gas turbine cause engine compressor fouling and are a primary factor in engine hot section corrosion. To minimize salt ingestion effects on engine performance and life, a high performance salt filtration system is required. The U. S. Navy is currently conducting the Gas Turbine Inlet Development Program. The program consists of work elements including salt filter tests, at-sea salt-in-air measurements, ship aerodynamic studies, inlet duct design, etc. To complete the assigned work tasks, Navy facilities had to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation and test procedures. Based on these work tasks, the U. S. Navy will publish a Gas Turbine Inlet System Design Handbook. The handbook will provide design guidance for the ship builder and inlet duct designer for optimizing shipboard salt filtration performance.
- Paper for ASME Meeting March 12-15, 1979.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Frazier, C T
- Mihalek, E W
- Ruskin, R E
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Air filters; Corrosion; Filtration; Gas turbines; Performance; Research; Ships; Vehicle components
- Old TRIS Terms: Filtration systems; Ship equipment
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00197049
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: N 79-GT-147
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM