에릭 킹(Eric King)은 GE에서 오랫동안 테스트 엔지니어로 근무하면서, 극한의 기계들을 수없이 상대해왔다. 하지만 그가 요즘 다루고 있는 상대는 결코 만만치 않다. 세계에서 가장 크고 강력한 가스터빈인 해리엇(Harriet) 즉 9HA 가스터빈의 테스트를 맡고 있기 때문이다. 이곳에서는 아라비아 사막이나 콜로라도 산맥 같은 극단적인 환경을 시뮬레이션 하여, 평소라면 가동될 일이 없을 그런 극한 환경 속에서 해리엇을 가동시켜 본다.
Colder weather is on the way. If you’re in Winnipeg, Canada, that means ice testing is too. There, @geaviation test engines are pummeled with sub-zero winds and ice. The harsh conditions on the ground make sure engines are ready to face the elements in the air. #AVgeek#jetengine#engineering
What happens when cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled performance? The CFM* LEAP engine of course. So what makes this engine so amazing? We can think of a few reasons… ➡️It includes the first-ever 3D-woven fiber composite fan blades and fan case ➡️CMCs give it 20% greater temperature capability ➡️It’s the first engine to use 3D-printed parts for critical engine components ➡️It delivers 15% percent better fuel efficiency than its predecessor
Spooky season is here, but don't let your annual mammogram scare you. Nearly 30% of women in the U.S. admit to skipping breast screenings out of fear. That's why @gehealthcare engineers decided to better the experience with a mammography system designed by women, for women. Melding comforting design with cutting edge technology, the Senographe Pristina aims to humanize the process for patients, technicians, and radiologists. #BCAM#Mammography#breastcancerawareness
#DYK GE designed the first gas turbine for power generation in 1949 using technology our engineers originally developed for jet engines? The two technologies have many similarities, one of them being a rotating compressor. This image shows off the inside of an HA gas turbine compressor, lined with stationary compressor vanes ready to help generate some power. ⚡
This Ultra Performance Heat Exchanger is a perfect example of how small parts can make a HUGE difference. Still in development, the additively manufactured compact heat exchanger is printed with a high-temperature capable, crack-resistant nickel superalloy that will be able to withstand temps that exceed 1,650°F at pressures >3,600 psi. Good thing, too, because it’s headed straight for the inside of a gas turbine, where it’s projected to deliver a 4% improvement in thermal efficiency for supercritical C02 power cycles while improving power output and reducing emissions. Cleaner, more efficient power generation here we come.
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