Proe Power Systems (Thousand Oaks, CA) announced that it has been awarded an order for its recently developed Proe™ gas turbine recuperator by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. According to the company, the patent-pending device is a simple heat exchanger that recovers over 90% of the heat from a gas turbine engine’s exhaust.

The recuperator allows the recovered heat to be returned to the turbine engine itself, used to produce steam for a separate steam turbine, or used for heating air or water in combined heat and power systems. In most applications, the company says that system fuel consumption can be halved.

Publication date: 01/14/2002