After discussion of the design and materials of construction of the RUSTON TA series gas turbines, information relating to applications and lifetimes is given. The main portion of the paper deals with a variety of interesting material problems and their solutions, that have arisen over the years. These have been reported under the headings of: Influence of atmosphere; influence of fuel; influence of temperature; influence of material; and influence of lubricating oil. Finally, reference is made to specific installations and their operating data in order to re-affirm the suitability of the industrial gas turbine as a power source in a very wide variety of demanding applications and environments.

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