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Heated Air System

  • Natural gas fired clean-air heater on-line in June 2015 ($2M investment by Purdue)
  • 1,500 degF maximum discharge temperature (maintained at up to 8 lbm/sec)
  • 850 psi maximum operating pressure
  • 2,000 ft3 actual volume total air storage at 2,200 psi (1,100 at ZL3, 900 at ZL1)
  • Permits simulation of most advanced gas turbine systems and Mach 4 enthalpies for hypersonic applications

Zucrow Labs Heated Air System