Economics and Operating Results Prototype Aircraft Jet Engine-Electric Power Plant PUBLIC ACCESS

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Robert A. Evans, Joseph C. Sonntag

The Hartford Electric Light Company, Hartford, CT

Paper No. 63-AHGT-36, pp. V001T01A008; 8 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


As of the date of this writing, the nation’s first aviation gas turbine in electric utiltiy service has been in operation over 500 hr with 176 startups for “on-line” operation, of which 52 have been automatic. The average startup time has been 139 sec from pushbutton actuation to full-load operation including all time steps for the operational checks designed into the starting sequence. Operation has been satisfactory and the results of the first “hot-section” inspection (after 500 hr) were excellent, showing practically no wear, erosion or corrosion of combustion chambers, nozzles, or buckets. No maintenance was required for return to full operation.

Copyright © 1963 by ASME
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