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Protecting Turbine Blades

Protecting Turbine Blades

by Elaine Motyka

In the compressor section of a jet engine, abradable seals fill the gap between the turbine blade tips and the engine casing. The compressor seals in the outer gas path inside jet engines have a tough job. They have to keep hot gases from escaping without damaging or wearing down the spinning turbine blades. Technetics created a new seal material that will last longer and impart less wear on turbine blades compared to conventional materials.

Find out how by reading the entire article, which appeared in Aerospace America. View the article here or download a pdf.