The purpose of the B133 Gas Turbine Procurement Standard is to provide guidance and criteria to facilitate preparation of gas turbine procurement specifications. This Standard will also facilitate response to such specifications.
This Standard provides essential information for the procurement of gas turbine power plants. It applies to open cycle, closed cycle, and semi-closed cycle gas turbines for industrial, marine, and electric power applications. Auxiliaries needed for proper operation are covered. Not included are gas turbines applied to earth moving machines, agricultural and industrial-type tractors, automobiles, trucks, buses, and aeropropulsion units.
For gas turbines using unconventional or special heat sources (such as: chemical processes, nuclear reactors, furnaces, or supercharged boilers), this Standard may be used as a basis for procurement, but appropriate modifications may be necessary.
The intent of this Standard is to cover the normal requirements of the majority of applications, recognizing that economic trade-offs and reliability implications may differ in some applications. The user may desire to add to, delete from, or modify the requirements in this Standard to meet specific needs in the preparation of his own procurement specification.
The purpose of this section of the Standard is to provide a comprehensive, alphabetical list of technical terms pertinent to the B133 series of gas turbine standards.
Suggestions for improvement of this Standard will be welcome. They should be sent to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, United Engineering Center, 345 East 47th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.
American National Standard B133.1 was approved by the B133 Standards Committee and final approval by the American National Standards Institute was granted on September 23, 1983.