PGT25 Aeroderivative Gas Turbines
The PGT25 gas turbine consists of an LM2500 GE aeroderivative gas generator coupled with a
rugged, industrial power turbine designed by GE Energy.
The LM2500 GG has already accumulated several million fired hours not only as an aircraft
engine (TF39 and CF6-6 engines), but also in the industrial field in many mechanical drive
applications (marine, onshore and offshore gas transmission) and for generator drive service.
The LM2500 gas generator incorporates a 16-stage axial-flow compressor capable of reaching
an 18:1 pressure ratio. Inlet guide vanes and adjustable stator vanes on the first six compressor
stages provide for efficient operation over the entire operating range.
The PGT25 power turbine components were designed by GE Energy taking into account many
years of experience gained in the field of heavy duty gas turbines and axial/centrifugal
compressors. The aerodynamic blading was designed with the main objective of obtaining very
high efficiency at both design and reduced speeds.
The 6500 RPM design speed means the turbine can have two stages with a moderate
aerodynamic load and a high expansion efficiency. The two expansion stages are of the high
energy, three-dimensional design type.
The investment casting superalloy selected for the blading assembly has a cobalt base for the
nozzles and a nickel base for the rotor blading (i.e. the same materials used on heavy-duty gas
turbines). A large creep and fatigue (LCF-HCF) safety margin on blade life is ensured by a
moderate gas temperature at the power turbine inlet. The two-stage rotor is overhung and the
shaft is supported by two tilting pad bearings contained in a cylindrical cartridge. The system
can be easily dismantled with a simple translation of the gas generator within the package
space thus reducing the time required for a major overhaul of the power turbine to a few days.
Engineering simplicity and advanced materials yield long time between overhauls and reduced
The turbine is assembled on a light but rigid base plate with extensive use of prefabricated
standard components preassembled and tested in the shop to minimize on-site assembly time.
Sixteen stage axial compressor
Pressure ratio 17.7:1
Annular combustion chamber (30 fuel nozzles)
Two stage Gas Generator turbine
Two stage Power turbine (6500 RPM).
Completely mounted on a single base plate
The enclosure is integral with the base plate
providing maximum accessibility for maintenance
of the gas turbine and auxiliaries
Steam or water injection systems for NOx abatement
Dry Low Emission (DLE) combustion system
PGT25 Gas Turbine
GE Energy Gas Turbines