The Design and Development of the Orenda OT-4 Gas Turbine

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D. Quan

Orenda, Division of Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

J. Eng. Power 88(2), 117-126 (Apr 01, 1966) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3678494 History: Received October 19, 1965; Online January 10, 2012


The Orenda OT-4 is a gas turbine which uses a simple regenerative cycle and is being developed as a multipurpose, continuous or emergency unit which will be competitive with the diesel engine and will retain the inherent advantages of the gas turbine. This development program is now in its fourth year. The design and development philosophies used in this engine are discussed briefly. The problems still facing the engine are indicated. Some of the experience and lessons learned from this program are discussed.

Copyright © 1966 by ASME
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