Gas Turbine Powered Utility Service Unit U. S. Army MUST Hospital 670959
This paper describes the requirement for, and the development of, a self-contained, mobile, hospital utility service unit for the U. S. Army Medical Service. The unit is capable of supplying both 60 and 400 cycle electrical power, compressed air, refrigeration, air and water heating, air circulation, and water pumping services. The unit is powered by an efficient compact gas turbine engine developed for the U. S. Army Engineering Research and Development Laboratory as a member of a family of standard military gas turbine engines. The engine can operate on a variety of fuels and oils and is capable of supplying shaft and pneumatic power. Heat extracted from the engine exhaust provides energy to operate the water and air heating systems. The unit will function under a variety of climatic conditions ranging from −65 to 140 F ambient temperatures. The performance rating of the unit is based on an altitude of 8000 ft.