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Torque Converter?

  1. Oct 24, 2013 #1
    why do we need to add a torque converter to diesel engines used to start gas turbines knowing that the diesel engine has a higher torque than a pneumatic starter?

    and if we want to change the starting system from a diesel engine to a pneumatic starter, what are the components that need to be added or removed from the starting system?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 24, 2013 #2
    To protect the mechanism from shock loading.
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