There are probably some power plants which operate under more severe conditions than do railroad locomotives. However, when all factors are considered, it is apparent that locomotive service is a severe test for any type of engine and associated control. This condition makes it necessary for locomotive builders and equipment manufacturers to re-evaluate many of their design practices. In order to adapt equipment designed for aircraft life or stationary plant conditions to railroad service, much more attention must be given to strength and sealing.
Gas-Turbine Maintenance in Severe Service
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Hill, RC. "Gas-Turbine Maintenance in Severe Service." Proceedings of the ASME 1957 Gas Turbine Power Conference. ASME 1957 Gas Turbine Power Conference. Detroit, Michigan, USA. March 18–21, 1957. V001T01A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/57-GTP-4
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