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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For context, a typical gas turbine operates at 30-bar, while the NET Power system operates at 300-bar. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In Texas, a new power plant could redefine carbon capture," 31 May 2018 The plants cannot compete with new gas turbine power plants burning cheap natural gas and with wind farms that are still receiving production tax credits. John Funk,, "FirstEnergy profits skyrocket without drag of FirstEnergy Solutions power plant subsidiary," 23 Apr. 2018 Distributed Power, part of the GE division that also builds gas turbines and electrical equipment, produces heavy-duty engines that generate power and heat for industrial facilities. Richard Clough,, "GE speeds disposals on $3.25b sale of gas-engine business," 25 June 2018 Royal Buyer, 94, a mechanical engineer for the Navy Department from 1966 to 1988 whose work included the development of gas turbine engines for shipboard propulsion, died Nov. 13 at his home in Rockville, Md. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 5 Mar. 2018 Sales fell 9% in the power unit, which is mired in a market slump that’s sapping demand for gas turbines. Bloomberg, Fortune, "GE Finally Got Some Good News," 20 Apr. 2018 Instead, the company will focus primarily on products like plane engines and gas turbines. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "5 ways General Electric is shrinking as an American corporate icon," 26 June 2018 When the hydrofoil was deployed, however, a General Electric LM2500 gas turbine kicked in, giving the vessel an impressive 70 horsepower per ton. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "When the U.S. Navy Had Tiny Hot Rods That Flew Over the Sea," 23 Dec. 2015 Zunum is designing its plane as a hybrid -- battery-powered with a gas turbine as a backup. CBS News, "Electric airplanes could be just over the horizon," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of gas turbine

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gas turbine was in 1904

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