This is more film of the GE LM1500 gas turbine engine running at the S&S Turbines open-air test cell.
All the noise in the beginning is made by the start cart, which is a 90Hp turbine engine. Even when you hear the LM1500 start to wind up, it's not even running until you see the heat waves coming out the back of it.
This happens when the operator opens the fuel valve at around 2,000 rpm.
In the middle of the video, when the noise in an unbearable shriek, the engine is turning just over 7000 rpm, and is blowing hot air out the jetpipe to the tune of a little more than 15 thousand horsepower.
The air flow through the engine at full power is about 150 pounds per second.
In the view of the control room screen, the numbers are as follows from left to right along the top of the screen:
EGT or Exhaust gas temperature in degrees Celsius, measured just after the last stage of the turbine, which is just behind the second green steel frame holding the engine.
Next is RPM. This engine has basically one rotating shaft, and you can just barely see the 1st stage compressor blades moving on shutdown. Engine RPM is of this common shaft, upon which all compressor and turbine stages are mounted.
5,000 rpm is idle speed for this engine.
Last, on the right, is lube oil pressure, in pounds per square inch. These engines have roller bearings, not journal bearings like a car engine, so oil pressure is mainly an indication of oil flow. A lot of flow is needed, because the oil is used as a coolant for the main bearings. The engine will run with no oil pressure, except the bearings will overheat, so monitoring of oil flow is very important.
This is the same engine you see in "Starting a large turbine engine"
Note: All references to podracers will be deleted.
If you have to ask why, it can't be explained to you.
Avon Turbojet startup
Rolls Royce Avon at S&S Turbines test cell in Fort St John, BC.
The aero version of this engine was used to power the English Electric
Lightning, a mach 2.5 interceptor in the 60's, and also the DeHavilland
Comet airliner of the 50's.
An on-board electric starter is powered by 11 car batteries to bring the
engine up to light-off.
When I hit the third position on the switch, that's 132VDC and 1000 Amps.
The current quickly drops to 50A, and stays there until I am signalled by
Brian Maddigan, the operator, to cut power to the starter.
This test went well, and we made 23,000 Hp today.
All running footage here is of the engine at idle.
The roar of this thing is so tremendous that the vibration caused the
camera to shut down. Unfortunately, much footage was lost.
I hope to have some full power footage in the future.
Home made turbine
This is a full scale home made copy of a starter turbine for a Harrier Jet.
Recorded at the 2005 Air-show from LVC Sittard.
Sorry but can not answer any questions about the turbine; I was only the
New info; because of all the comments stating this is not a home build
turbine I contacted the presumed builder of this turbine. He told me that
this is a modified APU for a Harrier jet. The modifications consists of
altering the turbine so that it can run stationary like you see it in the
video. Originally the turbine has outputs that power the electric
generator, the pneumatics and the hydraulics of the jet. It was not
possible to simply run it outside the aircraft. So he added modifications
to be able to put it on the stand and run it for demo's.
So; no it is not completely home build but it also is not an original APU
anymore and the guy put in a lot of effort and craftsmanship to get to the
result you see in the video.
Extreme 4000hp TURBINE ENGINES pure sweet sound
This Platinum turbine race boat shreds the competitors in it's first race.
Off the line she dusts them literally in salt spray. No music here... just
raw sound as it's captured by the camera. Check out bucket loads of killer
turbine videos on my channel... subscribe, comment, let me know what you'd
like to see.
Jet Engine Backyard - Episode 2 (4:3)
Link to new HQ Widescreen version of this video.
Episode 2 of a video which focuses on homebuilt and garage gas turbine /
Karls Rolls Royce Derwent is now mounted to a truck, a custom built
starting panel now makes the engine easy to manage, again we see how
impressive the Derwent is at idle and then full power.
We then move onto one of todays younger jet builders, built from infomation
gathered on the internet, this engine displays all the hallmarks of good
backyard jet design.
A invitation is detailed at the end of the video for people interested in
being part of episode 3, a sort of twisted competition for those who like a
little jet in their life.
Reconstructed crash with a new Volvo V70 and a V70 Classic
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This video shows a promo video of Volvo Cars where a reconstruction is
being made of a frontal crash between 2 cars, in this case a 2008 Volvo V70
and a Volvo V70 Classic (it's not a 850). First you'll see a simulation of
the frontal crash and then the real crash is being reconstructed. The test
is done at the Volvo Safety test center in Torslanda (Sweden). For more
info about this test facility check the Top Gear item about it:
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Power Turbines: what are they ?
Using diagrams and real examples, we look at power turbines and how they
work. Then we start to notice they are more common than most people think !
This video is the second in a series on power turbines. The first was
posted last fall and contains more views of one of the power turbines
Man vs Jet exhaust 1 : LOUD!!!
A huge turbojet engine at idle, and
Massih has to walk into the Exhaust
stream until it gets too much.
Hey, it's all about the safety!
Safen up, people!
Yes, it's a 40,000Hp engine, and about ten minutes after this clip we took
it up to 26,000. That was all our fuel pumps could push into this monster.
It's a Concorde engine.