GE's gas turbine surpasses 75 million operating hours

GE LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine reaches 75 million combined operating hours

GE (NYSE: GE) said that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine reached a milestone of 75 million combined operating hours.

The current fleet of gas turbines totals more than 2,800 turbines across six continents. Main features includes reaching full power within 10 minutes, direct drive for 50-hertz and 60-herts power generation, variable speed for mechanical drive, dual-fuel capability for distillate or natural gas, reduced NOx with dry low emissions combustor and natural gas fuel and optional steam or water injection system for NOx control.

The first LM2500 gas turbine began operating on the U.S. Navy’s cargo ship, the GTS Adm. Callaghan, GE said in a release. The turbine consists of a 16 or 17-stage axial flow compressor, annular combustor, two-stage, high-pressure, single rotor gas turbine and efficient six-stage power turbine. A single turbine’s output ranges from 16 to 34 MW.

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