An Engine Manufacturer’s Requirements for Start and Safety Controls on Industrial Gas Turbine Engines 670143
A gas turbine engine in an industrial application requires an interlocked supervisory, or start and safety, control for both engine and personnel protection. Specific requirements depend upon the particular application but there are certain basic concepts that will apply for almost any turbine engine. This paper discusses the philosophy and development of a start and safety control package for a turbine engine driving a power generator. A brief look at future techniques is also included.