Westinghouse 501D5 EconoPac-Model Power Plant



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Westinghouse 501D5 EconoPac-Model Power Plant

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Westinghouse 501D5 Power Plant


Energy--United States


A model of Westinghouse 501D5 (W501D5) EconoPac-packaged simple-cycle power plant around 1983. This diagram illustrates the arrangements of all major components and subsystems. A full gas turbine power plant arrives at site as a set of prepackaged modules for quick field assembly. a glycol cooler was used for hydrogen-cooled generator, which was standard scope before large air-cooled generators became available for the application.

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.


Original diagram: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Date Created

ca. 1983


Jaeger, Harry L.

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Digital reproduction of original diagram.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Combustion Turbine Systems Division, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Concordville, Pennsylvania

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Copyright to this resource is held by Siemens and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"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.


“Westinghouse 501D5 EconoPac-Model Power Plant.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 4, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7730.



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