W501 Evolution

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Title

W501 Evolution

Alternative Title

W501 Evolution

Subject

Energy--United States

Description

A table showing the evolution of the W501 gas turbine. Following the introduction of the W501A in 1967-1968, Westinghouse Electric Corporation's technology evolved as turbine inlet temperatures increased by means of improved internal cooling and advanced metallurgy. From 1968 to 1975, the W501 progressed from the W501A (~40MW), W501AA (~60MW), W501B (~80MW) and the W501D (~95MW). The improved W501D5 was introduced in 1981, initially at a rating of 96.5MW (growing to 107MW around 1985). In 1995, the W501D5A upgrade was offered with a rating of 120MW. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Westinghouse introduced the advanced 501F, initially rated at 150MW (nominal). The first commercial start-up date for the 501F was in 1993, installed at the Florida Power and Light Company's Fort Lauderdale Station repowering project.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.

Source

Original chart: Scalzo, A. J., R. L. Bannister, G. S. Howard, and M. DeCorso. "Evolution of Heavy-Duty Power Generation and Industrial Gas Turbines in the United States." Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine Conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Hague, Netherlands, June 1994.

Date Created

ca. 1994

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1994-06

Date Issued

ca. 1994-06

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original chart: Scalzo, A. J., R. L. Bannister, G. S. Howard, and M. DeCorso. "Evolution of Heavy-Duty Power Generation and Industrial Gas Turbines in the United States." Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine Conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Hague, Netherlands, June 1994.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

120 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Dataset

Coverage

Westinghouse Electric Lester Plant, Lester, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

There is no known copyright to this resource, which is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Scalzo, A. J., R. L. Bannister, G. S. Howard, and M. DeCorso. "Evolution of Heavy-Duty Power Generation and Industrial Gas Turbines in the United States." Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine Conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Hague, Netherlands, June 1994.
"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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