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A turbine that expands hot gases for the purpose of producing mechanical energy.

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COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

ALTERNATOR

A device which converts mechanical energy, into alternating current.

BRINELLING

Permanent deformation of the bearing surfaces where the rollers (or balls) contact the races. Brinelling results from excessive load or impact on stationary bearings. It is a form of mechanical damage in which metal is displaced or upset without attrition.

PUMP

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into hydraulic fluid power.

FILTRATION

The physical or mechanical process of separating insoluble particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or liquid, by passing the fluid through a filter medium that will not allow the particulates to pass through it.

BACK WORK RATIO

Is the fraction of the gas turbine work used to drive the compressor.

BACK WORK RATIO

Is the fraction of the gas turbine work used to drive the compressor.

SINGLE SHAFT GAS TURBINE

A gas turbine arrangement in which the compressor and the gas turbine are all coupled to one shaft.

SINGLE SHAFT GAS TURBINE

A gas turbine arrangement in which the compressor and the gas turbine are all coupled to one shaft.

SIMPLE CYCLE

Referring to the gas turbine cycle consisting only of compression, combustion and expansion.
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