The CW352 two shaft industrial type gas turbine was first put in commercial service in 1979. By mid 1985 units in simple cycle and regenerative modes have accumulated in excess of 200,000 hrs. of operation, with lead units in excess of 50,000 hrs. simple cycle mode and 35,000 hrs. in regenerative cycle mode. The paper discusses the operational experience with emphasis on early field problems and their solutions.

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