Turbine Engine Hygiene
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student
Instructor: Mike Broderick, Rotordoc
This session will explore the technical and fiscal benefits of frequent rinsing and washing of the gas path components of the turbine engine. Beginning with a short explanation of the properties of water, including the various processes used to clean and purify water, we’ll review turboshaft operational theory, followed by the safety and financial benefits of using ultra-pure, distilled water to remove contaminates ingested into the engine during operation.
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Mike Broderick is the owner of Rotordoc and a certificated A&P technician with 49 years of experience. He has worked both the technical and sales and marketing segments of the industry as a shop and field technician, an engine program manager, and an owner of a Part 145 repair station. Mike has also provided turboshaft engine–maintenance training to A&P students and rotorcraft maintenance professionals.