Allison Model 501-KH Industrial Gas Turbine Engine PUBLIC ACCESS

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Ronald P. Porter

Allison Engine Company, Indianapolis, IN

Paper No. 96-GT-217, pp. V004T11A001; 5 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7875-0
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


The 6 MW class Allison 501-KH gas turbine was introduced to the industrial power generation market in the mid-1980s as a low risk modification of the 501-KB engine. The aero-derivative and industrial background of the 501-KB engine is discussed along with the 501-KH product definition and product description. The results of the development, and production 501-KH engines are presented, including performance testing and customer operation. In addition, near term improvement plans for the 501-KH and a boosted version are outlined.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
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