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The preference has been to place the aero-derivative units in Figure 3-4. Courtesy of United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Canada. Exploded view of the modules that make up the FT8 aero-derivative gas turbine. Hardware 27 remotely located applications and to place the heavy industrial unit in easily accessible base-load applications. This is changing with the aero-derivative and the heavy frame industrial gas turbines competing on the same economic level. COMPRESSORS Compressors are either the axial design (with up to 19 stages) or the centrifugal design (with one or two impellers).
This concept of growing the grain structure continuously along the blade’s long, most highly stressed axis is called directional solidiﬁcation. The single crystal blade has no grain boundaries because the entire part is grown as a single crystal. Hardware 37 combustor and the annular (including the single combustor) combustor sections. There are generally two types of can-annular combustors: one is the more efﬁcient straight ﬂow-through; the other is the reverse ﬂow combustor (Figure 3-12). The advantage of the reverse ﬂow combustor, as used in the heavy industrial gas turbine, is that this design facilitates the use of a regenerator, which improves overall thermal efﬁciency.
The designer is faced with a number of constraints such as: output shaft length, high temperatures (800°F to 1000°F), exhaust duct turbulence, pressure drop, and maintenance accessibility. Insufﬁcient attention to any of these details, in the design process, often results in power loss, vibration, shaft or coupling failures, and increased down-time for maintenance. Cold End Drive In the cold end drive conﬁguration the output shaft extends out the front of the compressor. Here the driven equipment is accessible, relatively easy to service, and exposed to ambient temperatures only.