Gali Air Starter A-47 66kW (without Lubrication)

Type A-47 air starters are generally used for starting Diesel engines of an approximate range of ratings of 1100-5000 kW (1500-6800 HP), although the suitability depends on the engine capacity, number of cylinders and the ratio of the pinion to the flywheel ring gear.

These starters can also be used to start gas turbines of similar rating.

Optimum starting conditions exist in the case of engines of approx. 100 dm3 (3.53ft3) total capacity where the starting pressure is of 0,8-3 Mpa (116-435 lbf/in2), allowing thus for a considerable starting reserve. If the available reserve capacity of starting air is high or if the installation permits a reduction in the number of starts, the pressure range can be confined to 2-3 Mpa (290-435 lbf/1n2), thus allowing the use of the Type A-47 starters for engines of up to twice the capacity mentioned above.

The Type A-47 starter can be supplied in a completely leak proof version. The starter outlet of this version allows the exhaust gases to be led away and recovered for further use.  The inlet nozzle may be arranged in four different positions with regard to the exhaust.

Type A-47 air starters are available in both clockwise and counter clockwise rotation configurations.

They are successfully used in:

  • High power gensets
  • Gas turbines
  • Marine propulsion engines
  • Heavy-duty diesel engines
  • Industrial engines