July 6, 2016. Greenville, South Carolina.
Inside the Gas Turbine Technology Lab, where the combustion cans of the turbines can be tested using different types of fuels and fuel mixtures.
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.