Aircraft-Type Gas Turbines Drive 16 Independent Cableway Cars to be Used Under the “Delta Plan” (The Netherlands) PUBLIC ACCESS

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J. A. K. Konings

M.A.N. AG, Augsburg, West Germany

L. Erlebach

Motoren and Turbinen Union München GmbH, Munich, West Germany

Paper No. 70-GT-13, pp. V01AT01A014; 15 pages
  • ASME 1970 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 1A: General
  • Brussels, Belgium, May 24–28, 1970
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7985-6
  • Copyright © 1970 by ASME


In view of the existing price differences between gas turbines and reciprocating engines, gas turbines are often only selected for duties where typical advantages of the gas turbine can be exploited. For the majority of applications, these advantages are limited to the low weight, smaller dimensions and less maintenance requirement of the gas turbine. For an application in the Netherlands, however, where, under the “Delta Plan,” estuaries are being dammed off by means of a cableway system with automatic cableway cars, the gas turbine has the further advantage of being able to absorb a brake power equal to the drive power. After discussing the operations involved in the “Delta Plan” and the reasons why cableway cars are employed, the authors go on to describe the gas turbine drive system. Detailed comparisons between diesel engines, split-shaft turbines and single-shaft turbines illustrate why the single-shaft gas turbine proves the optimum solution for this project and was therefore selected as the power unit.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
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