I noticed there are two separate speed probes on our GE PG25 Gas Turbine - one for gas generator rotor speed, and one for power turbine rotor speed. Both probes given high velocity trip; gas generator rotor speed trip is set higher than power turbine rotor speed.
Why do we need 2 velocity measurements with 2 different trip set points?
Manuals available online for the PG25s state they have a “free power turbine”, implying a separate shaft downstream of the gas generator (compressor and turbine) which would operate on their own shaft.
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