Maintenance Considerations in Aircraft-Derivative Industrial Gas Turbines 740847

The past decade has seen a rapid growth in the utilization of industrial gas turbines derived from aircraft jet engines. Maintenance concepts originally developed for flight engines can be adopted for these industrial gas turbines with substantial savings in maintenance expense for the operator. The paper reviews maintenance logistics, including the special problems encountered in providing support for a new model engine, discusses some common service problems, and provides an analysis of one operator's repair experience.


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