gas turbine


Definition of gas turbine

: an internal combustion engine in which expanding gases from the combustion chamber drive the blades of a turbine

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Recent Examples on the Web Profits have dropped amid high costs and flagging demand for gas turbines., "GE to buy back as much as $5b in bonds," 13 Sep. 2019 Engineering giant Siemens intends to optimize one of the station’s four gas turbines to handle pure hydrogen. Peter Fairley, Scientific American, "Solar and Wind Power Could Ignite a Hydrogen Energy Comeback," 1 Feb. 2020 This includes not only heavy-duty gas turbines but also orders funneled through joint ventures and aeroderivative models. Washington Post, "At GE, Transparency Comes in Fits and Starts," 16 May 2019 The power-equipment unit has been a pain point for GE amid a global downturn in the market for gas turbines, and the business struggled with a 30 percent decline in third-quarter orders., "NEW YORK — Exactly one year ago, Larry Culp delivered a sobering message to General Electric Co.’s long-suffering investors. As he slashed the dividend and restructured the power business to blunt a downturn, the newly minted boss made clear their pain wasn’t over.," 31 Oct. 2019 Both fuel cells and gas turbines usually rely on another grid — the highly reliable network of natural gas pipelines beneath the ground. James Glanz, New York Times, "In a High-Tech State, Blackouts Are a Low-Tech Way to Prevent Fires," 12 Oct. 2019 Built in 2001, the Summit holds about 2,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members and is powered by gas turbine engines, which burn cleaner fuel, making the trip seem slightly less decadent. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "They equated cruises with excess, so these first-timers set sail with a focus on wellness," 4 Oct. 2019 Deutsche Bank AG analysts led by Gael de-Bray this week outlined a path for a 20% recovery in Siemens gas turbine orders to 10 gigawatts annually. Washington Post, "A Once-Core Business for GE and Siemens Shows New Signs of Life," 22 Nov. 2019 Sensatek Propulsion Technology has developed wireless sensors that track firing temperature in gas turbine engines to help businesses save costs by optimizing the time between maintenance cycles. Marco Santana,, "Orlando accelerator reaches $225,000 max investment in startup for 1st time," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gas turbine

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Gas turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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