If your Kongsberg and KHE Gas Turbine Engine is still using a vane starter, you have no doubt encountered reliability problems. Parts that stick or swell, or simply wear out due to constant friction eventually lead to starter failure. Something no one in our industry can afford.
Replacing your vane motor starter with TDI turbine technology is a significant reliability and longevity upgrade. Turbine technology is inherently more reliable, requires no maintenance, and provides significantly longer life. The model 51H Turbine motor is specifically designed as a replacement upgrade for Kongsberg and Kawasaki engines. Click here for the 51H Air Turbine Motor web page on TDI's web site.
Installation is Fast and Easy
The compact 6.1” diameter size and lightweight (28lbs./12.7 kg) frame, with SAE “C” four bolt mounting flange make installation a one-man operation on your engine.
Contaminants are not a Problem Anymore
Dirt, moisture, rust or other contaminants that lodge inside your vane-type starter and lead to shut down won’t get caught inside the 51H. Large air channels and TDI’s unique open gas path design allow these same contaminants to literally “pass through”. Even sour gas has no effect on the 51H.
Better Design. Better Parts. Better Reliability
The 51H features a single stage impulse turbine coupled to an integral planetary reduction set. All parts are made from rugged, high quality steels and aluminum. There are no plastic parts. No rubbing parts. And there’s no need for messy lubricants in the supply line to clog the system. The clean simplicity of the 51H design minimizes potential problems and provides a longer maintenance-free life.
Versatile Nozzle Plate Puts You in Control
Gas flow control is provided using a versatile plate that houses 1 to 21 nozzles which regulate flow to the turbine wheel, allowing you to tailor the power level of the starter to application. Fewer nozzles lower the torque proportionally. The 51H is available with an optional automatic trip valve (ATV) which shuts off air flow if motor speeds begin to exceed predetermined limits.
No Drive Air Lubrication. No Fugitive Exhaust
The 51H operates on non-lubricated drive air. The mess, expense, and hassle of oily air lubrication systems are eliminated. Hazardous effects of fugitive emissions and the related environmental damage are also eliminated with the 51H.
The 51H requires 33-50% less air to operate over competitive pneumatic models. Operating at 150 psig (10BAR), the 51H yields 165 hp (124 Kw). Three gear ratios are available.
Kongsberg and Kawasaki
165 hp (124 Kw)
28 lbs. (12.7 kg)
Compressed air or natural gas
30 -150 psig (2 -10 BAR)
SAE "C" 4-bolt flange
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