This paper describes the FT8A, an advanced state of the art, high performance aeroderivative gas turbine under development for variable speed mechanical drive industrial applications. The gas generator, common to the recently developed FT8, is derived from the Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 series aircraft engine. The power turbine is being designed and developed by Turbo Power and Marine Systems, Inc. (TPM) and MAN Gutehoffnungshütte AG (MAN GHH) under a joint collaboration program. The power turbine features a three stage rotor simply supported between antifriction bearings, advanced aerodynamics, and a low loss exhaust diffuser/collector system. Design features, performance and typical applications of the FT8A are presented.

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