Development of a 30PS Class Small Gas Turbine and Its Power-Up Version

[+] Author and Article Information
A. Hoshino, T. Sugimoto, T. Tatsumi, Y. Nakagawa

Industrial Gas Turbine Engineering Dept., Jet Engine Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Akashi, Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 111(2), 225-231 (Apr 01, 1989) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240240 History: Received September 12, 1987; Online October 15, 2009


Due to the recent popularity of small and medium-sized industrial gas turbines in many fields, gas turbines below 100 SHP have been employed as prime movers, a power range traditionally reserved for diesel and gasoline engines. Generally speaking, however, small gas turbines have many design difficulties in thermal efficiency, high rotational speed, compact auxiliary equipment, etc., derived from limitations of their dimensions. Small gas turbines S5A-01 and S5B-01, which have 32 PS output power at standard conditions, have been developed and are being produced. Presently, a 30 percent growth rated power producer for S5A-02 and S5B-02 gas turbines is under development. These engines’ configurations are as follows: single-stage centrifugal compressor; single-stage radial turbine; single can combustor; hybrid fuel nozzle with pressure atomizer and airblast atomizer; fuel control valve with pulse width modulation system; electric motor drive fuel pump. In this paper, the authors describe the design features and development history of the base engine and the experimental results with the growth rated version.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In