From Fighter Aircraft to Pipeline: The Development of the First “Third Generation” Aero-Derived Gas Turbine in the 16,000–18,000 HP Class PUBLIC ACCESS

Paper No. 87-GT-185, pp. V003T07A009; 7 pages
  • ASME 1987 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Anaheim, California, USA, May 31–June 4, 1987
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7925-2
  • Copyright © 1987 by ASME


Two totally unrelated sources of hot gas energy — the FCCU oil refining process and the aircraft engine — both utilize the same range of basic aerodynamic and machinery design technologies for mechanical drive power recovery. This paper shows how these technologies came together and discusses the development of the Ingersoll-Rand GT-60 gas turbine, the first to use a general Electric LM1600 hot gas generator (from the F404 fighter engine program); it also illustrates how it was possible for the first “third generation” aero-derived gas turbine in the 16,000–18,000 hp class to be developed in a much shorter than normal lead time.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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