The Ruston Tornado: A 6 MW Gas Turbine for Industrial Application PUBLIC ACCESS

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G. R. Wood

Ruston Gas Turbines Ltd., Lincoln, England

Paper No. 81-GT-171, pp. V002T07A004; 8 pages
  • ASME 1981 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 9–12, 1981
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7962-7
  • Copyright © 1981 by ASME


The paper describes the program to design and develop an efficient 6-MW simple open cycle gas turbine for service in gas compression, mechanical drive applications and power generation systems. The design philosophy of the package, a detailed description of the gas turbine, the component development programs together with their test results are presented. Plans for the introduction of the turbine package into field service in 1981 are outlined.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
Topics: Gas turbines
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