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Turboalbero Perkins Gas Turbine Ltd. Mars
1963



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Description

Turboshaft composed of a single-stage centrifugal compressor and single-stage centripetal turbine, manufactured by the Perkins Gas Turbine Ltd. in Peterborough (United Kingdom) between the late 1950s and 1965. It was originally designed to drive a portable fire extinguisher pump or to be used as generator in industrial and marine plants. Due to some commercial matters, the production was concluded after a total of only 167 exemplars and some of them were sold as reserch and didactic device.


Technical specifications

ManufacturerPerkins Gas Turbine Ltd., Peterborough, United Kingdom, 1963
TypeMars
Descriptionturboshaft with a single stage centrifugal compressor and a single stage centripetal turbine
Power50 hp at 40300 rpm
Fuel feeding systemwith a single injector fed with keresone by means of a mechanical pump
Lubrication systemwith a gear pump
Transmissionwith a bevel gear mechanism, with a reduction ratio of 10:1


Application

Originally designed to drive a portable fire extinguisher pump or to be used as generator in industrial and marine plants. Some exemplars have been sold as reserch and didactic device.

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