Almost from the inception of the gas turbine engine, airlines and engine manufacturers have sought an effective technique to determine the health of the gas-path components (fan, compressors, combustor, turbines) based on available gas-path measurements. The potential of such tools to save money by anticipating the need for overhaul and providing help in work scope definition is substantial, provided they produce reliable results. This paper describes a modern gas-path analysis tool (GE’s TEMPER program), discusses the benefits and problems experienced by current TEMPER users, and suggests promising research areas that may lead to an improved algorithm.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.