A description of a test facility established by the University of Pittsburgh under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy for (he purpose of obtaining dynamic and static test data on the erosion-corrosion characteristics of candidate materials being considered in support of the Department of Energy’s High Temperature Turbine Technology Program. The goal of this program is to establish a gross relationship between the gas turbine materials and the coke oven gas fuel being furnished by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. 24-7 gas turbine engines reconfigured to burn gaseous fuel. The engines have been furnished by the Department of Defense on a loan basis. The facility is currently operational with data being obtained on INCO-713 rotor material whichis the material currently used in the 24-7 engines. Other materials and coatings will be evaluated.

This content is only available via PDF.