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Tests of a 4,000 kw. Gas-Turbine Set

Nature volume 145, pages 99100 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



PROF. A. STODOLA, in Engineering of January 5, gives a description and test results of a 4,000 kw. combustion-turbine generating set, recently constructed by Messrs. Brown, Boveri and Co., Ltd., of Baden, Switzerland, for the city of Neuchâtel. The set was built for installing in a bomb-proof chamber for use in emergencies, and consists of an axial-type air-compressor, a combustion chamber, a gas-turbine exhausting direct to the atmosphere, and an electric generator. "The present-day possibilities of realising a successful gas-turbine, resulting from the improvement of the compressor efficiency on the one hand, and the availability of heat resisting materials on the other hand, would have appeared unthinkable but a short time ago."

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