Evolution of Heavy-Duty Power Generation and Industrial Combustion Turbines in the United States

  title={Evolution of Heavy-Duty Power Generation and Industrial Combustion Turbines in the United States},
  author={A. J. Scalzo and Ronald L. Bannister and Mario Decorso and Glen S. Howard},
This paper reviews the evolution of heavy-duty power generation and industrial combustion turbines in the United States from a Westinghouse Electric Corporation perspective. Westinghouse combustion turbine genealogy began in March of 1943 when the first wholly American designed and manufactured jet engine went on test in Philadelphia, and continues today in Orlando, Florida with the 160 MW, 501F Advanced Combustion Turbine. In this paper, advances in thermodynamics, materials, cooling, and unit… 

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