MTSI designed, manufactured and tested some Allison 501KB gas fired turbine generator sets for use by AMOCO’s Gulf of Suez Petroleum affiliate on a water flood platform in the Red Sea.
While operating under a subcontract from a Detroit Diesel Allison distributor, MTSI manufactured, tested and designed the units and control panels. These gas turbine generator sets were the first Allison powered 501KB units to use the Hilliard gas motor starter. Externally accessible fuel and lube service compartments have been a feature of MTSI designed GTG packages which customers really appreciate when using equipment designed and manufactured by MTSI. There are two gas turbine generator units mounted on a platform each of which are controlled by a single control panel with dual controls and synchronizing functions.
The AMOCO/GUPCO units have been in continuous service since 1983.