Gas turbines convert chemical energy bound in natural gas into mechanical energy. For example, they are used to drive power plant generators, a subject studied by students of mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). For education purposes, Siemens AG has now made available a cutaway model of the gas turbine SGT5-8000H. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to come the hand-over on Friday, March 8, 17 hrs, at the seminar room of the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery (building 30.60/61) on KIT Campus South.
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