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Mystery object on the QE2
« on: Mar 01, 2017, 07:53 PM »
Scanning some old family photos tonight, and came across 1985 ones of Dad on the QE2 in Lisbon.

Attached is whatever it is he was working on, I think, but what is it?
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2017, 09:23 PM »
Could it be something to do with an electric motor? Looks like a coil of some kind.


Don't hold me to it, been some time since I have done anything electric related, but it just came into my mind.

Offline ship pro

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2017, 10:33 PM »
LP Turbine thrust pads

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2017, 01:24 PM »
Thought they looked like thrust faces!
(and that's from a dumb sparky engineer guy)
 ;D

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Offline June Ingram

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Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2017, 05:34 PM »
Where are they situated in the LP Turbine ?  What do they do ? And how do they do it ?

Thanks !   :)
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Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2017, 08:29 PM »
I could even add : What is an LP Turbine?

Offline Malcolm

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I could even add : What is an LP Turbine?

Thanks for asking that!  ;D

Offline ship pro

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2017, 04:49 PM »
Low pressure turbine.
Each main engine turbines have a high pressure turbine 850psi which exhausts into the low pressure turbine which is around 80psi
Each turbine develops a lateral thrust which has to be absorbed by a thrust bearing which is full of oil, so the thrust is cushioned by a film of oil between the shaft collar and pads.
In 1985 we were getting over a series of failures , due to contaminated Lub oil from bacteria and some misalignment issues.

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Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #8 on: Mar 06, 2017, 01:13 AM »
Thanks very much for the information. Could you please tell me if the failure was sudden or gradual ? And how did you repair it ? Were the misalignment issues due to wear and tear or were they inherent in the design ?
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Offline Malcolm

Re: Mystery object on the QE2
« Reply #9 on: Mar 06, 2017, 11:25 AM »
Low pressure turbine.

Thank you :)

Each main engine turbines have a high pressure turbine 850psi which exhausts into the low pressure turbine which is around 80psi
Each turbine develops a lateral thrust which has to be absorbed by a thrust bearing which is full of oil, so the thrust is cushioned by a film of oil between the shaft collar and pads.
In 1985 we were getting over a series of failures , due to contaminated Lub oil from bacteria and some misalignment issues.

An explaination - even better :)

 

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