Turbine Engine Hygiene

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Safety; Maintenance
Instructor: Michael Broderick

This presentation will cover the technical and fiscal benefits of frequent rinsing and washing the gas path components of the turbine engine. It will begin with a short explanation of the properties of water, including the various processes used to clean and purify water. The session will also review turboshaft operational theory and explore both the safety and financial benefits of using ultrapure distilled water for the removal of airborne contaminates ingested into the turbine engine during regular operations.

Instructor Bio

As a career certificated A&P technician for 51 years, Michael Broderick has worked in both the technical as well as the sales and marketing segments of the industry. He has worked as a shop and field technician and an engine program manager. He co-owned a Part 145 repair station designated as an Allison alternate method of compliance (AMOC) for the Allison Model 250 engine (now Rolls-Royce M250), as well as a Hughes (MD) and Schweizer service center. Michael has provided turboshaft engine maintenance training to A&P students as well as maintenance technicians. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award in 2021. Currently, Michael is the owner of RotorDoc LLC.

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