BOOK: THE DEVELOPMENT AND HISTORY OF THE GAS TURBINE FOR POWER GENERATION, INDUSTRIAL AND MARINE PURPOSES
First Edition April 2019
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ABOUT THE BOOK
This reference book provides a comprehensive insight into the development and history of the industrial gas turbine covering a most amazing account of technological developments. The story starts in the early twentieth century and continues with the most developments through to the present day, continuing to impress the engineering world. This includes the most recent gas turbine technology developments.
The book has sections covering the work of the Pioneers, technology developments, thermodynamics, cycles, economics, configurations, technology trends, combined cycle, aero-derivatives, small and large heavy duty turbines, micro turbines, related technologies, fuels, materials, performance, combustion, emissions, reliability, and availability. Ninety nine industrial gas turbine manufacturers are listed, who have been involved in the gas turbine story since the early days. The book lists all known manufacturers from Europe, North America and The Far East. More than 1,900 gas turbine models are identified to the present time with ratings from 3KW to 500MW+.
This reference book is intended to be of interest to power engineers and the gas turbine industry worldwide, including both experienced engineers as well as those wishing to study and learn about all aspects of the modern industrial gas turbine.
Author - Ronald Hunt CEng FIMechE FIDGTE
Acknowledgment is given in the book to the many individual contributors who have kindly shared their experience, given information and contributed to the content of the book in various ways.
In addition there have been over 48 companies and organisations that have made direct contributions and have assisted in the validation of the reported information.
The book content includes the following: