This paper describes the prototype engine testing methods used to determine the performance and integrity of a new industrial gas turbine in the 20-MW to 30-MW range (CW352). This gas turbine is very flexible in that it is designed with the following features: (i) Variable compressor inlet guide vanes; (ii) 15-, 16- or 17-stage compressor alternatives; (iii) Variable power turbine vanes; (iv) Regenerative or simple cycle mode of operation.

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