Rolls-Royce Avon

As one of the world's most experienced aeroderivatives, the industrial Avon gas generator that powers the Avon 2648 and Avon 2656 packages has consistently proven itself in applications both onshore and offshore.

Since introduction, the Avon has seen its power rating increase by 44 per cent and efficiency has increased by 14 per cent.

The industrial Avon was introduced into service in 1964 and has developed a reputation for rugged reliability in the oil and gas industries, especially in North America where many units operate on trunk gas lines in Canada and the US, including on the oil pipeline in Alaska.

Indeed such is the durability of the Avon, that it recently established a 60 million-hour world record in its class of 10 to 20MW aero-derivative gas generators. Over 1,200 industrial Avons have been sold and the engine is the industry benchmark for reliability and availability.

Other applications include offshore pumping and compression, stand-by duties at nuclear power stations and combined cycle power generation.

Engine performance
SpecificationMeasurement26482656
power
kW
shp
16,347
21,923
17,007
22,807
output shaft speedrpm5,5004,950
heat rate
kJ/kWh
Btu/hph
11,943
8,323
11,511
8,022
exhaust
temperature
°C
°F
426
797
420
788
exhaust mass
flow
kg/sec
lb/sec
81 
179
81
179
overall weightkg
lb
22,680
50,000
23,580
52,000