TurboGen™ is a self-contained gas turbine electric generator system expressly designed for energy conversion research and education. The exclusive SR-30 Gas Turbine Engine coupled to an electric generator form the heart of an energy generation package built for liquid fuel to electric energy conversion analysis.
Alternative fuel formulations such as bio-diesels can be tested with TurboGen™ to explore their operating characteristics, energy to power conversion efficiency, and emissions.
To compliment the impressive hands-on hardware, the gas powered TurboGen™ features an extensive sensor suite, National Instruments Data Acquisition System, and LabVIEWTM
Interactive Virtual Instrument Panel which allows all operational data to be monitored and recorded in real time.
The TurboGenTM Interactive Virtual Instrument (VI) Panel is a high-powered extension of the system’s main operator control panel. This LabVIEWTM generated VI offers a real-time graphical cutaway perspective of the system operation which allows operators to “look inside”. All system operating parameters are displayed as they occur with system locations clearly indicated on the cutaway graphic.
Virtual Instrument (Click to Enlarge)
Pressures, temperatures, fuel flow, voltage, current, and power parameters are displayed in numerical display windows. Gas turbo shaft engine and generator RPM are displayed on analog-style round meters for a neat visual cue. (The readings are also displayed digitally below each meter).
The real-time plotting feature lets the operator plot any parameter on screen as it occurs in order to provide a clear sense of how the data is reacting to the actual system operating conditions. Operators can toggle between all the parameters to watch them graphically. Data logging functionality is conveniently controlled from the VI screen. All the jet engine power data can be observed and tracked as it affects the electric generator data. System units can be changed with a simple click of the mouse.
Feeding this interactive VI is data from the on-board National Instruments 6218 Data Acquisition System. That same data is also stored in computer for later retrieval and analysis.
Researchers and students alike will find TurboGen™ easy to operate while providing extensive performance capabilities. The engine is fully throttle-able while the gas generator can be loaded over a wide operational range giving researchers and students a broad, combined, study bandwidth.
TurboGen™ features many innovative operational sub-systems including a fuel-cooled alternator, exhaust powered cabinet cooling fan, integrated resistive load element, and custom speed tach generators. TurboGen™ comes standard with unsurpassed factory-direct support. If you demand more than virtual reality for your gas power research or educational lab, TurboGen™ is as real as it gets.
Chetek, WI, April 9, 2010--Turbine Technologies, Ltd. (TTL) has announced the shipment of its very first commercially configured TurboGen™ Gas Turbine Electrical Generation System to Perm State Technological University in Moscow, Russia.
Based on TTL’s highly successful Mini-Lab™ Gas Turbine Power System, TurboGen™ features an integrated free turbine driven electrical generation system designed to output up to 1 kW of continuous power. This purpose designed system will enable engineering students and researchers to study a wide range of electric generation system loading scenarios and analyze their operational characteristics.
A fully integrated National Instruments™ Data Acquisition System and highly expandable LabView™ data display will provide engineering students and researchers uncompromised flexibility in studying real time system properties while building concurrent run-time data files.
TurboGen™ hosts some highly innovative features, including; a variable excitation current controller for the alternator rotor, fuel-cooled alternator, exhaust powered cabinet cooling fan, and integrated resistive load element.
Turbo-Gen™ is ideally suited for performance testing of new bio-diesel type fuel formulations which are anticipated to eventually replace some fossil fuels in full-scale commercial power generation systems.
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