July 6, 2016. Greenville, South Carolina.
In Test Stand 7, the compressor validation rig has over 2600 separate sensors that will tell engineers precisely how various parts of the gas turbine perform under an intensive testing cycle.
At the General Electric Gas Turbine factory, engineers design, produce, test and repair gas turbines for generating electricity. These turbines weigh more than 900,000 pounds and can create internal combustion temperatures up to 2,900 degrees F. Depending on the model, one of the GE turbines can produce enough electricity for half a million American households.