BASIC RESULTS OF TESTING THE FIRST SOVIET GAS TURBINE INSTALLATION (GTU-20) FOR OCEANGOING SHIPS,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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A gas turbine engine was developed for oceangoing vessels with a power reaching 13000 hp, which possesses a high degree of reliability, excellent maneuvering characteristics, is economical and light, satisfies the new standards of the State Sanitary Inspection Service for noise characteristics, possesses a high degree of automation and is remote controlled. The GTU-20 was designed for operation with a variable pitch propeller but can also be used with other reversing systems. Comparison with the best foreign-built gas turbine units on sea-going ships indicates that the GTU-20 surpasses them in terms of basic characteristics. The less consumption of fuel in the GTU-20, than in the GTU of the British tanker AURIS is explained by the fact that in the GTU-20 the gas temperature is 100C higher. The GTU-20 also proved to be more economical than the similar installation on the dry cargo ship JOHN SERGEANT, even though in the latter the gas turbine temperature was 40C higher here the advantages of the system with intermediate air cooling are evident.
- Marine Engineering
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines