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GE LM6000 - Direct Drive Gas Turbine
The LM6000 is a dual-rotor, "direct drive" gas turbine derived from the CF6-80C2, high-bypass, turbofan aircraft engine. The LM6000 takes advantage of its parent aircraft engine's low-pressure rotor operating speed of approximately 3,600 rpm. The low-pressure rotor is the driven-equipment driver, providing for direct coupling of the gas turbine low-pressure system to the load, as well as the option of either cold end or hot end drive arrangements.
The LM6000 maintains an extraordinarily high degree of commonality with its parent aircraft engine. This is unlike the conventional aeroderivative approach, which maintains commonality in the gas generator only and adds a unique power turbine. By maintaining high commonality, the LM6000 offers reduced parts cost and demonstrated reliability.