Pneumatic starting systems for gas turbine engines are discussed. A general description of various energy sources, system components and arrangements is included. Systems are reviewed from the standpoint of energy utilization, versatility and reliability. It is concluded that the auxiliary gas turbine compressor/air turbine starter combination is the optimum arrangement, and, without a doubt, it will continue to be the primary starting means in gas turbine engine applications.
Volume Subject Area:General
Topics:Compressors, Energy resources, Gas turbines, Reliability, Turbines
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