EFFECTIVENESS OF AN INERTIAL AIR CLEANER IN EXTENDING GAS TURBINE LIFE IN A DUSTY ENVIRONMENT.
Technical rept. (Final),
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX DEPT OF AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH
Pagination or Media Count:
Two 60 kw gas turbine driven generator sets were operated simultaneously at rated load in a controlled dusty environment. One of the units was protected with an inertial type air cleaner the other was unprotected. The objective of the test was to provide a basis for determining the level of air inlet protection required for small general purpose military gas turbine engines. The investigation demonstrated that useful life of a gas turbine can be significantly extended with the application of a commercially available inertial type air cleaner and that turbine parts can be severely damaged by small concentrations of dust particles less than 10 - 20 microns in size. It also appears possible that some life improvement can be achieved through materials selection for certain components. Author
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines