The LM2500 Engine
Photo courtesy of the United States Navy
The LM2500 marine gas turbine is a simple-cycle, two-shaft, high-performance engine. Derived from GE's CF6-6 aircraft engines, the LM2500 consists of a gas generator, a power turbine, attached fuel and lube oil pumps, a fuel control and speed governing system, associated inlet and exhaust sections, lube and scavenge systems as well as controls and devices for starting and monitoring engine operation.
The LM2500 is GE's most widely-applied gas turbine, used by 33 navies worldwide. Possible applications for the LM2500 include patrol boats, corvettes, frigates, destroyers, cruisers, cargo/auxiliary ships and aircraft carriers. The LM2500 is also available as a military generator set.
The 33,600-shp LM2500 is GE's most popular marine gas turbine, powering more than 400 ships in 33 world navies.
|Output||33,600 shp (25,060 kW)|
|SFC||.373 lb/shp-hr (227 g/kW-hr)|
|Heat rate||6,860 Btu/shp-hr
|Exhaust gas flow||155 lb/sec (70.5 kg/sec)|
|Exhaust gas temperature||1,051°F (566°C)|
|Power turbine speed||3600 rpm|
|Average performance, 60 Hertz, 59°F, sea level, 60% relative humidity, no inlet/exhaust losses