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Welcome to the Gas Turbine Research Centre



About the GTRC...

Cardiff University's GTRC undertakes research in the field of novel combustion systems, components, and fuels, under elevated conditions of temperature and pressure. Measurements can be made with the following maximum throughputs:

     - Combustion Air Flow Rate: <5 kg/s
     - Combustion Pressure: <1.6 MPa
     - Combustion Air Pre-Heat Temperature: <900 K

What we do…

With an extensive suite of experimental facilities available, combustion systems are developed with both traditional and alternative fuels.


Lean Premixed CH4-Air Swirling Flame


A range of non-intrusive measurement techniques facilitate a better understanding of the fundamental phenomena within the combustion system without influencing what is measured.

For a virtual tour of the GTRC please watch the video below:

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The facility has been operational since 2007, and more about its history can be found here.


April 2007: Completed Facility Reconstruction


For further information, please contact the centre manager:

Steve Morris - Facility Manager
Gas Turbine Research Centre - GTRC
Engineering Research Building
Heol Cefn Gwrgan, Margam
Wales - UK - SA13 2BZ
Tel: +44 (0)1639 884409




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