Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Future Planning

Led by Ted McIntyre II, C.E.O. and president, MTT is made up of the world's most experienced professionals in the turbine engine industry. Having completed more diverse, custom turbine engine installations than any other company in the world, we utilize the most current production technology.

Located in southern Louisiana, our 36,500 sq. ft. facility houses MTT's corporate offices and manufacturing, including engine refurbishing, tooling, fabrication, machining, welding and production, carbon fiber molding, painting and finishing, electrical and mechanical engineering, computer aided drafting, digital control design center, dynamometer testing, turbine rotor balance, and all other production needs. MTT upholds quality control by handling all aspects of production from start to finish, resulting in shorter lead times and quick turnaround.

MTT’s machine shop consists of machine centers such as CNC lathe, CNC mill, gear hobs, shapers, water-jet, shears, metal saws, presses, grinders and numerous other manual and automated machines.

Turbine Engine Dominance

Turbine engines have a power-to-weight ratio that is without equal. For example, the turbine used in the MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE produces 320 hp and 425-ft/lbs of torque yet weighs only 135 lbs. The power rating of this small engine equals that of a Powerstroke diesel used in heavy-duty Ford trucks. In the case of MTT's 8000 GPM fire pump unit, its 1400 hp engine weighs approximately 680 lbs compared to its diesel counterpart weighing between 8,000 and 10,000 lbs.

A smaller powerhouse translates to a smaller footprint with less deck space required in a typical pump installation on a boat or platform. Weight and space efficiency are always factors in marine installations, and turbines are unparalleled in this regard.

Turbines are also extremely fuel tolerant. They prefer diesel, kerosene, and jet fuels, but will run on any combustible gaseous or bio fuel. Since safety on the water is paramount, diesel has become the preferred fuel of the marine industry because it's less volatile than gasoline. The U.S. Navy issued a mandate that all equipment aboard its ships must transition from burning gasoline, paving the way for MTT's prominence in the marine industry.


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