Figure 2-2.--Gas turbine assembly (exploded view).
structure for the gas turbine assembly and
inlet and exhaust components, and a lube oil
connections for electrical, fire-extinguishing, air,
storage and conditioning assembly (LOSCA).
and liquid services.
The primary function of the GTE is to
The base/enclosure assembly has an enclosure
generate power and to transmit it through a high-
(about 26 feet long, 8 feet high, and 9 feet wide),
speed flexible coupling shaft to the ship's
a shock-mounted base, a GTE mounting system,
an intake and exhaust system, a fire detection and
extinguishing system, an enclosure heater, a
NOTE: Figure 2-2 provides an exploded view
lighting system, and a GTE water wash system.
of the LM2500 GTE. Refer to it during your study
The base/enclosure assembly is maintained in the
of the construction of this engine. The sections
installed position as a permanent part of the ship.
that follow describe the various components of
This is opposed to the GTE assembly, which can
be removed for major repair, overhaul, or replace-
ment. Module doors provide access for routine
maintenance. The number and location of the
module doors varies on the different class ships.
Removable side panels are installed on all
The base/enclosure assembly (fig. 2-3)
provides a thermally and acoustically insulated