Gas Turbines

2nd Edition

A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications

Authors: Claire Soares
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124104617
eBook ISBN: 9780124104853
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th October 2014
Page Count: 1020
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    Covering basic theory, components, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, regulation and industry developments, Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Sea and Land Applications is a broad-based introductory reference designed to give you the knowledge needed to succeed in the gas turbine industry, land, sea and air applications.

    Providing the big picture view that other detailed, data-focused resources lack, this book has a strong focus on the information needed to effectively decision-make and plan gas turbine system use for particular applications, taking into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep, repair and future use.

    With concise, easily digestible overviews of all important theoretical bases and a practical focus throughout, Gas Turbines is an ideal handbook for those new to the field or in the early stages of their career, as well as more experienced engineers looking for a reliable, one-stop reference that covers the breadth of the field.

Key Features

  • Covers installation, maintenance, manufacturer's specifications, performance criteria and future trends, offering a rounded view of the area that takes in technical detail as well as well as industry economics and outlook
  • Updated with the latest industry developments, including new emission and efficiency regulations and their impact on gas turbine technology
    • Over 300 pages of new/revised content, including new sections on microturbines, non-conventional fuel sources for microturbines, emissions, major developments in aircraft engines, use of coal gas and superheated steam, and new case histories throughout highlighting component improvements in all systems and sub-systems. 


    Engineers involved with gas turbines in contexts including aerospace engineering, marine engineering and energy systems; especially recent graduates and those new to the field.

    Manufacturers, maintenance and reliability professionals involved with the production, upkeep and repair of gas turbine engines.

    Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Preface 2014
    • Preface 2008
    • Introduction, 2nd Edition
    • Introduction, 1st Edition
    • Acronyms
    • Notes to the Reader
    • About the Author
    • Chapter 1. Gas Turbines: An Introduction and Applications

      • Abstract
      • Gas Turbines on Land
      • Aeroengine Gas Turbines
      • Gas Turbines at Sea
      • Gas Turbines: Details of Individual Applications
    • Chapter 2. Historical Development of the Gas Turbine

      • Abstract
      • Early History of the Gas Turbines
      • Principles of Jet Propulsion
      • The Gas Turbine Global Fleet: Model Designation and Production Prognosis as of 2013–2022
      • Gas Turbine Global Fleet: Model Designation and Production as of May 2006
    • Chapter 3. Gas Turbine Configurations and Heat Cycles

      • Abstract
      • Gas Turbine Configurations
      • Gas Turbine Cycles: Summarized Theory and Economics
      • Case Study 1: An End-User/EPC Contractor’s Experience with Some of the OEMs’ Latest Gas Turbine Models in Power Generation Service
      • Case Study 2: An OEM's Development of a Gas Turbine The SGT6-5000F (Formerly Known as W501F) Engine
      • Case Study 3: Operational Experience with Large Advanced Gas Turbines in Variable Load Conditions
      • Appendix 3A: Steam Turbine Power Plant Theory Applicable to Combined Cycle and ‘Solo’ (as Competition to Gas Turbine Cycle) Operation
    • Chapter 4. Gas Turbine Major Components and Modules

      • Abstract
      • Economics Dictates Design
      • Gas Turbine Engine Modules
    • Chapter 5. Cooling and Load Bearing Systems

      • Abstract
      • Internal Air System
      • Lubrication
      • An Operator’s Perspective on Turbine Oil Selection
    • Chapter 6. Inlets, Exhausts, and Noise Suppression

      • Abstract
      • Gas Turbine Inlet Air Fi


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    About the Author

    Claire Soares

    Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Turbomachinery specialist, managing director of EMM Systems, Dallas, TX, USA