Gas Turbines - What Does the Future Hold?
7 October 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Please join Dr. Lucas Skoufa, EIT Lecturer and Specialist Turbine and Steam Engineer, to gain a historical overview of the gas turbine engine, main applications, and future use.
The development of the gas turbine engine can be traced back over 100 years. For instance, 1903 was the first use of a gas turbine for generating power. In 1941, the first successful flight of the Whittle jet engine occurred. Since then, the gas turbine has been the primary power plant for commercial and military aircraft. Other applications for gas turbines include power generation, mechanical drive applications, and propulsion plants for naval vessels. The gas turbine has advantages such as a high power output to weight ratio and short start-up time. On the other hand, the gas turbine consumes a lot of air.
In recent times, the issue of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has impacted the operations of gas turbine power plants in Australian electricity markets. The use of natural gas as a fuel is being challenged, and hydrogen has been purported as a fuel for gas turbines since its carbon dioxide emissions are virtually nil. Even in the aviation sector, electric propulsion plants are being developed. This webinar will provide a historical overview of the gas turbine, its main applications until now, and provide a look at the current efforts to ensure the gas turbine remains a viable propulsion and power plant.
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