TH 150 MINI GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The unit is an educational two-shaft gas turbine power plant with a radial flow compressor and axial flow turbines, gear box, generator, and electrical loads as in the modern gas turbine power plant.

The first stage is a hot gas generator. Inlet air through an orifice flow measuring device is compressed by a single stage radial flow compressor. The turbine is motor started and runs on Jet A fuel. Fuel is injected by a fuel pump and ignited in the combustion chamber providing hot gas for a single stage axial flow turbine which in turn drives the compressor. The hot gas is discharged axially to a larger power turbine on the second shaft and exhausts to atmosphere. A fan is provided for cooling the gear box.

The power turbine output shaft is connected to the gear box. An alternator is connected to the gear box by a direct coupling. the electrical output is converted by an inverter to 220 VDC and the electrical power output is connected to a lamp load.

An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the basic turbine operation. Additional instruments are provided for monitoring and controlling the plant operation and performance.

A touch screen computer with an interface unit and software are provided for speed and load control, data display and analysis, and to assist the ECU.

Safety features include clear acrylic cover, gas generator over speed shutdown, power turbine over speed protection and power turbine entry over temperature shut down. The unit is floor standing with removable supports.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Understanding the thermodynamic process.
  • Input power, output power and plant efficiency.
  • Mechanical power of gas turbine (optional)
TECHNICAL DATA
Gas generator engine construction.
 - Diffuser High strength aluminium
 - Combustion chamber Stainless steel
 - Turbine wheel Vacuum cast inconel
 - Compressor Garrett high grade aluminium alloy
Running fuel Jet A or kerosene with 5 percent jet oil
Power turbine construction.
 - Turbine wheel Vacuum cast inconel
 - Interstage guide vane Stainless steel
Gear box.
 - Type Planetary
 - Lubrication Jet A
Lamp load 2x 200W and 4x 50W with individual lamp switch.
Gear box and generator connection Direct coupling
Output power
  • Electrical approx. 400 W
  • Mechanical approx. 700 W (require optional dynamometer)
Accessories
  • Engine cooling fan
  • Gear box cooling fan
  • Engine exhaust duct
  • 2 ear muffs
  • Jet oil
Sensors
 - Temperatures Ambient air, diffuser exit, gas generator turbine entry, power turbine entry and exit.
 - Pressures Diffuser exit, gas generator turbine entry, power turbine entry and exit.
 - Speeds Gas generator and gear box output shaft
 - Fuel flow rate.
 - Air flow rate Differential pressure at inlet orifice.
Software for data display, analysis and control by computer (separately supplied)
Power supply 220V 1Ph 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Part No. Part Name
TH150-001 Dynamometer for measurement of approximate mechanical power
Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (essom@essom.com)

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 100x 125x 110 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 165 kg.