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FULL HOOP CASING FOR MIDFRAME OF INDUSTRIAL GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20130139523
9,200,565
A1
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A can annular industrial gas turbine engine, including: a single-piece rotor shaft spanning a compressor section (82), a combustion section (84), a turbine section (86); and a combustion section casing (10) having a section (28) configured as a full hoop. When the combustion section casing is detached from the engine and moved to a maintenance position to allow access to an interior of the engine, a positioning jig (98) is used to support the compressor section casing (83) and turbine section casing (87).
Myers, Gerald A. (Longwood, FL), Charron, Richard C. (West Palm Beach, FL)
13/ 310,855
December 5, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0001] Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.