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MT 553 TURBO JET ENGINE, 200N Thrust, Computer Interface



The engine is a small turbo jet engine and modified for educational purposes. The unit has a radial flow compressor and an axial flow turbine as in the modern jet plane.

Inlet air through an orifice flow measuring device is compressed by a single stage radial flow compressor. The turbine is air started and runs on jet A fuel. The turbine unit is complete with control and monitoring instruments including engine data terminal and automatic start unit. The turbine runs on ceramic bearings. Lubrication is provided by jet oil in the fuel, and no separate lubrication system is required. A fan is provided for engine cooling.

An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the basic turbine operation. Additional instruments are provided for monitoring and controlling the engine performance.

A touch screen computer with an interface unit, and software are provided for speed control, data display analysis, and to assist the ECU.

An engine cover and over speed shutdown are provided.

Instruction manual is also included.

  • Understanding the thermodynamic process

  • Static thrust vs turbine speed

  • Power input and output and propulsive efficiency

  • Engine construction
- Diffuser: High strength aluminium   
- Combustion chamber: Inconel   
- Bearings: Ceramic bearing   
- Turbine: Vacuum cast inconel   
- Compressor: High grade aluminium alloy   
  • Engine performance specifications.
- Maximum static thrust: Up to 220 N at approx 108,000 rpm   
- Starting and running fuel: Jet A or Kerosene with jet oil   
  • Sensors
- Temperatures: Inlet air, diffuser exit, turbine guide vane entry, turbine exit and nozzle exit   
- Pressures: Diffuser exit and turbine exit.   
- Thrust    
- Speed    
- Fuel flow rate    
- Air flow rate: Differential pressure at inlet orifice.   
  • Accessories
: Engine cooling fan   
 : Jet oil, 1 L   
 : 2 Ear muffs   
 : Barometer   
  • Computer interface unit with software for data display, analysis and control by computer

  • WiFi feature for data logging and real-time display remotely on smartphone (iOS and Android)
  • Power supply
: 220V, 1 Ph, 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request   
  • Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH:

    Approx 85 x 115 x 100 cm

  • Net Weight: Approx. 100 kg
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