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GE Provides Digital Fuel Control Retrofit Kits to U.S. Navy

Posted on January 13, 2009

GE Marine reports that the United States Navy has retrofitted nearly 50 LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines with the company’s Digital Fuel Control (DFC) kits. The LM2500s power the U.S. Navy’s CG-47 Ticonderoga class cruisers and DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers. The DFC technology kits incorporate the most advanced controls available for GE LM gas turbines – a technology now standard on new LM2500 and LM2500+ engines. Previous-generation LM2500s use a hydro-mechanical control system.

The U.S. Navy incorporated the DFC retrofit into a concurrent ship system modernization program. Since the first digital fuel controls were installed, the U.S. Navy has accumulated more than 100 000 DFC operating hours on selected DDG-51 and CG-47 class ships. In addition, the U.S. Navy recently purchased 16 DFC kits for four additional ships. GE anticipates continuing this modernization program throughout the above-mentioned class fleets.

In addition, the new LM2500 and LM2500+ gas turbines supplied by GE for U.S. Navy ship programs, including the “Makin Island” LHD 8 amphibious assault ship and the GE-powered Littoral Combat Ships, incorporate the engine’s standard DFC technology.

For more information: WWW.GE.COM/MARINE

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