Mechanical Reliability Considerations in the Modern High Temperature Industrial Gas Turbine

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J. J. Korta

Mechanical Section, Westinghouse Canada Ltd., P. O. Box 510, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3K2

J. Eng. Power 102(2), 277-282 (Apr 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230248 History: Received December 18, 1978; Online September 28, 2009


The mechanical design considerations of the CW352 two shaft industrial type gas turbine are discussed with emphasis on achieving a high degree of mechanical reliability based on the extensive service experience of the company’s mature 1450°F inlet machines. Problem areas of the early units are discussed and how avoidance of problems has been considered in the design of the CW352.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
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