Parker - Air Turbine Starters
Parker designs and manufactures air turbine starters for a comprehensive range of aircraft, marine and industrial applications. Our air turbine starters are designed to meet the speed, power, safety and reliability needs of modern gas turbine engine starting systems. Parker’s unique features and innovative approach to starter engineering are backed by more than 30 years of experience.
The Fluid Systems Division designs and manufactures air turbine starters to provide reliable starting of gas turbine engines used in aircraft, marine, and industrial applications. Our air turbine starters are designed to meet the speed, power, safety, and reliability needs of modern gas turbine engine starting systems. Our unique features and innovative approach to starter engineering are backed with more than 30 years of experience. We can tailor torque and speed performance characteristics to a specific engine and the available air supply from any or all of four sources: Compressed air reservoir Ground cart compressor Onboard auxiliary power units Bleed air from a turbine engine during operation We can also design the air turbine starter configuration, i.e., size, weight and mounting provisions, to accommodate the requirements of a given engine. For instance, we can design the inlet air manifold of the starter to incrementally rotate to comply with the position of the inlet air ducts. Safety is a major design consideration. In the event of a turbine failure due to prolonged operation, the turbine wheel is contained within the starter, precluding damage to adjacent equipment. Market Applications Commerical and military aircraft turbine engines Helicopters Power generators Industrial Shipboard Technical Highlights Air turbine starter matched to engine starting requirements Provide starter assist from rest to cutout speed Separable jaw engaging mechanism has no engine-driven elements and provides unlimited service life