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SN-282’s high-temperature properties allow for a progressive engine design that does not require rotor blades to have embedded cooling-air channels, a structural element that traditionally presents manufacturing complications and dramatically increases production costs. In addition, the higher operating temperature permitted by ceramic creates significant gains in thermal efficiency. As a result, Kyocera expects the ceramic-equipped GTE to provide a competitive alternative to the internal combustion engine.
It is expected that the ceramic-equipped GTE will compete with (or beat) small gasoline engines on fuel economy while providing the superior longevity and reliability of a gas turbine. Demand for portable three-kilowatt generators for use in land and air applications is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years.
For additional information, call (360) 607-7003, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kyocera.com/kicc.