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Title: Inspection system for a turbine blade region of a turbine engine

Abstract

An inspection system formed at least from a viewing tube for inspecting aspects of a turbine engine during operation of the turbine engine. An outer housing of the viewing tube may be positioned within a turbine engine using at least one bearing configured to fit into an indentation of a support housing to form a ball and socket joint enabling the viewing tube to move during operation as a result of vibrations and other movements. The viewing tube may also include one or more lenses positioned within the viewing tube for viewing the turbine components. The lenses may be kept free of contamination by maintaining a higher pressure in the viewing tube than a pressure outside of the viewing tube and enabling gases to pass through an aperture in a cap at a viewing end of the viewing tube.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Winter Springs, FL
  2. Casselberry, FL
  3. Orlando, FL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Sponsoring Org.:
Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
OSTI Identifier:
909657
Patent Number(s):
7231817
Application Number:
11/036,993
Assignee:
Siemens Power Generation, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05D - INDEXING SCHEME FOR ASPECTS RELATING TO NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, GAS-TURBINES OR JET-PROPULSION PLANTS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41232
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Smed, Jan P, Lemieux, Dennis H, and Williams, James P. Inspection system for a turbine blade region of a turbine engine. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Smed, Jan P, Lemieux, Dennis H, & Williams, James P. Inspection system for a turbine blade region of a turbine engine. United States.
Smed, Jan P, Lemieux, Dennis H, and Williams, James P. Tue . "Inspection system for a turbine blade region of a turbine engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909657.
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abstractNote = {An inspection system formed at least from a viewing tube for inspecting aspects of a turbine engine during operation of the turbine engine. An outer housing of the viewing tube may be positioned within a turbine engine using at least one bearing configured to fit into an indentation of a support housing to form a ball and socket joint enabling the viewing tube to move during operation as a result of vibrations and other movements. The viewing tube may also include one or more lenses positioned within the viewing tube for viewing the turbine components. The lenses may be kept free of contamination by maintaining a higher pressure in the viewing tube than a pressure outside of the viewing tube and enabling gases to pass through an aperture in a cap at a viewing end of the viewing tube.},
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year = {2007},
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