To maintain [NO.sub.x], CO and HC emissions within established limits with a variable load under actual operating conditions, it is essential to measure precisely the fuel fed to the burners and the air supplied by the gas generator axial compressor
. This task is accomplished by the UCP, which features a Woodward Netcon 5000 system.
A comprehensive testing program, including the full scale test of the axial compressor
, a full-scale rotordynamic test and combustion system tests, has been completed.
On paper, it began with an annular inlet, followed by a two-stage axial compressor
, then a single-vaned centrifugal compressor.
The company said the speed and precision of the facility enables Hickham to provide a cost competitive, fast, and available supply of steam turbine and axial compressor
The restrictions of these programs are that they will only generate certain types of blade geometry (i.e., axial compressor
The use of new design techniques for the axial compressor
and for the combustion section and the introduction of advanced materials and coatings for the hot gas path components result in a gas turbine that offers improved performance and increased reliability.
Even though Franz was familiar with centrifugal compressors from his supercharger work, he chose an axial compressor
design because he was convinced that the frontal area was of fundamental importance and that gains could be achieved in efficiency with an axial design.
Comparing the above data with the initial unit performance, a slight drop, due to the axial compressor
fouling, was noticed.
It took several decades to discover the superior qualities of the axial compressor
. Following Rateau's success, many compressor manufacturing companies licensed his patent.
It has a four-stage axial compressor
and a centrifugal compressor, an annular reverse-flow combustion chamber and a radial inflow turbine.