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A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications
1st Edition - December 5, 2007
Author: Claire Soares
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This major reference book offers the professional engineer - and technician - a wealth of useful guidance on nearly every aspect of gas turbine design, installation, operation,… Read more
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This major reference book offers the professional engineer - and technician - a wealth of useful guidance on nearly every aspect of gas turbine design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair. The author is a noted industry expert, with experience in both civilian and military gas turbines, including close work as a technical consultant for GE and Rolls Royce.
• Guidance on installation, control, instrumentation/calibration, and maintenance, including lubrication, air seals, bearings, and filters• Unique compendium of manufacturer’s specifications and performance criteria, including GE, and Rolls-Royce engines• Hard-to-find help on the economics and business-management aspect of turbine selection, life-cycle costs, and the future trends of gas turbine development and applications in aero, marine, power generation and beyond
Professional Engineers in Mechanical Engineering involved with energy systems, and transportation systems; Aerospace Engineers involved in propulsion systems; Manufacturers of Gas Turbines; Quality and Reliability Engineers in the industries and areas that make extensive use of gas turbine engines, Maintenance Engineers; Machinists, and others who are charge with the upkeep and repair of gas turbine engines
Chapter 1: Gas turbines: An Introduction and Applications.Chapter 2: History of gas turbines.Chapter 3: Basic heat cycles of gas turbine applicationsChapter 4: Major componentsChapter 5: Cooling and load bearing systemsChapter 6: Inlets, exhausts and noise suppression. Chapter 7: FuelsChapter 8: Accessory systemsChapter 9: Controls, Instrumentation and DiagnosticsChapter10: Gas turbine performance, performance testing and performance optimizationChapter 11: Environmental technologyChapter 12: Maintenance, Repair and OverhaulChapter 13: InstallationChapter 14: Manufacturing, materialsChapter 15: The business of gas turbinesChapter 16: Microturbines, Fuel cells and hybridsChapter 17: Education and trainingChapter 18: Future trendsChapter 19: Basic design theoryChapter 20: References and Resources
No. of pages: 776
Published: December 5, 2007
Hardback ISBN: 9780750679695
eBook ISBN: 9780080555843
Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.
Affiliations and expertise
Turbomachinery specialist, managing director of EMM Systems, Dallas, TX, USA