Interim Report on Dust Louvre Inertial Separator Application on 8500-hp U. P. R. R. Gas-Turbine Locomotive FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
F. D. Bruner

Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE

J. K. Sparrow

American Air Filter Company, Louisville, KY

W. B. Moyer

General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY

Paper No. 63-AHGT-39, pp. V001T01A010; 13 pages
  • ASME 1963 Aviation and Space, Hydraulic, and Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • ASME 1963 Aviation and Space, Hydraulic, and Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Los Angeles, California, USA, March 3–7, 1963
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7992-4
  • Copyright © 1963 by ASME


Experience has shown that erosion of the compressor blading has been one of the major maintenance costs in operating gas turbines in locomotive service. This paper deals with a method of reducing this erosion substantially by using a “dust louvre” separator on a gas turbine-electric locomotive for heavy-duty freight service.

Copyright © 1963 by ASME
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