TDI TurboTwin™ Air Starters

If you're not moving gas when you press that button, you're losing money. That's why selecting a reliable engine starter is so important. The TurboTwin™ line of turbine air starters is the recognized leader in dependable starts for the oil and gas industry. They last longer, require no maintenance, and are designed specifically to handle the unique challenges of remote starts.

TurboTwin's are uniquely reliable in the harsh environments of the oil and gas industry. No rubbing parts to stick or swell, and an open air path design with extremely large openings that allow contaminants to pass right through. With so much riding on each start, it makes sense to rely on a starter that lasts longer, requires less maintenance, and is designed for the extended cranking cycles of the oil and gas industry.

In 1979, TDI developed the first turbine air starter, forever changing the air starter business. Years later, TurboTwin™ air starters have become the number one choice of system packagers and engine end users. No one has more turbine air starters in the field. Choose the original, most reliable, and most specified turbine air starter in the industry.


TurboTwin™ T100 Air Starter

mpi.T100The TurboTwin™ T100 Series turbine air starters provide uncompromising performance and reliability for large engines up to 300 liters. Large engines doing big jobs cannot afford starting problems, which is why the TurboTwin™ T100 Series has been designed for ultimate reliability, durability and long life. The T100 Series can provide reliable starts at pressures as low as 30 psig making it ideal for field gas compressor applications and compressor rental fleet operators. A starter's worst enemies, such as long cranking cycles, contaminated air, and improper maintenance have almost no effect on the T100, because superior design effectively manages these problems.

The T100's vaneless turbine motor has no rubbing vanes to stick, swell, or wear out. Wet air or gas have no effect on internal parts. Contaminated air that clogs, damages and shuts down lesser units passes through the "open air path" design. Even sour natural gas is no match for the T100's corrosion-resistant interior. The TurboTwin's lower gear ratios reduce starter workload and allow cool running that prevents starter burnout.

The T100 Series starters use only high-quality, high-strength steel and aluminum alloys machined to the industry's tightest tolerances. There's no cutting corners, and definitely no plastic parts as used in other turbine air starters. The design features half the moving parts found on other turbine air starters. This yields greater reliability, reduces overhaul, and minimizes potential part repair costs.

The TurboTwin™ T100 is offered in a variety of nozzle and pinion configurations to meet your exact application requirements. See the following specifications to select the appropriate model:

Specifications

Model T100-B (part# T112-B; T121-B)
• Engine type: From 50 liters (3000 CID) up to 250 liters (15,000 CID)
• Horsepower: T112-B (80 hp @ 150 psig); T121-B (80 hp @ 90 psig)
• Design Configuration: Inline; Inertia-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 3 mounting flange
• Gear ratio: T112-B/T121-B (7.5:1)
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T112-B (12 nozzles: 60-150 psi); T121-B (21 nozzles: 30-90 psi)

Model T100-P (part# T109-P; T115-P)
• Engine type: From 50 liters (3000 CID) up to 250 liters (15,000 CID)
• Horsepower: T109-P (60 hp @ 150 psig)
• Design Configuration: Inline; Inertia-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 3 mounting flange
• Gear ratio: T109-P (9:1)
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T109-P (9 nozzles: 30-150 psi)

Model T100-V (part# T112-V; T121-V)
• Engine type: Up to 300 liters (18,000 CID)
• Horsepower: 68 hp @ 150 psig
• Design Configuration: Pre-Engaged; Offset; Overhung
• Mounting: SAE 3 mounting flange
• Gear ratio: 9.25:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T112-V (12 nozzles: 40-150 psi); T121-V (21 nozzles: 40-90 psi)

Model T100-D (part# T112-D; T121-D)
• Engine type: Up to 250 liters (15,000 CID)
• Horsepower: T112-D (80 hp @ 150 psig); T121-D (80 hp @ 90 psig)
• Design Configuration: Inline; Inertia-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 3 D-style flange
• Gear ratio: 7.5:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T112-D (12 nozzles: 30-150 psi); T121-D (21 nozzles: 30-90 psi)

Model T100-F (part# T106-F; T112-F)
• Engine type: Up to 50 liters (3,000 CID)
• Horsepower: T106-F (44 hp @ 150 psig); T112-F (44 hp @ 90 psig)
• Design Configuration: Inline; Inertia-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 3 flange, standard
• Gear ratio: 7.5:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T106-F (6 nozzles: 60-150 psi); T112-F (12 nozzles: 30-90 psi)

* see detailed specifications on the T100 sales bulletin *

Literature

• For T100 literature, go to the TDI Literature page.

TurboTwin™ T50 Air Starter

mpi.T50The TurboTwin™ T50 Turbine air starters are the lightest, most compact starters for diesel engines up to 70 liters. The T50 starter delivers 40 hp of cranking power at 120 psig for starting medium size gas and diesel engines. At only 34 lbs. (15.4 kg) and 5.76 in. (146 mm) in diameter, its size-to-power ratio sets the industry standard. The T50's innovative design delivers over 25% more torque and power than competitive models per unit volume of air. 

It's easily the quietest starter in its class. Refinements to the TurboTwin™ design have reduced noise levels below standards previously thought to be unattainable in air starters. Additional design refinements have further reduced the number of contact parts which will yield even longer life and provide maintenance free operation. The T50's turbine motor has no rubbing vanes to stick, swell, or wear out. Dirty, wet air has no effect on internal parts. Contaminated air that clogs, damages and shuts down other starters passes through the T50's open air path design. 

The T50 uses only high-quality, high-strength steel and aluminum alloys machined to the industry's tightest tolerances. There's no cutting corners, and definitely no plastic parts as used in other turbine air starters. The T50 gearbox is grease-packed for life. There is no need to add starter lubrication and there are no fugitive exhaust emissions. Cleaner operations means greater workplace safety.

Specifications

Model T50-P and T50-Y (part# T508-P/Y; T510-P/Y; T514-P/Y)
• Engine type: Up to 70 liters (4200 CID)
• Horsepower: Standard (40 hp @ 120 psig); Low Pressure (35 hp @ 100 psig)
• Design Configuration: Inline; Pre-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 3
• Gear ratio: 11.2:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air only
• Nozzles: T508-P/Y (8 nozzles: 45-150 psi); T510-P/Y (10 nozzles: 45-120 psi); T514-P/Y (14 nozzles: 45-100 psi)

* see detailed specifications on the T50 sales bulletin *

Literature

• For T50 literature, go to the TDI Literature page.

TurboTwin™ T30 Air Starter

mpi.T30The TurboTwin™ air starters are fast, compact starting solutions for engines up to 20 liters. The T30 generates up to 25% more stall torque than other starters in its class. Its highly efficient twin-turbine motor design gives you more cranking power with less air for faster starts. Unlike starters that require a mechanical automatic trip valve, the T30 uses aerodynamics to control motor speed, giving you total control over the start cycle.

The T30 turbine is designed to thrive in the world's dirtiest, messiest environments. Wet or contaminated air have no effect on the T30. There are no rubbing vanes to stick, swell or wear out, which translates into longer lasting, more reliable starting, regardless of conditions. The vaneless design of the T30 is grease-packed for life, thereby eliminating fugitive start exhaust emissions caused by messy, oily exhaust residues. The starter is made of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys that last longer and delivers significantly more starting cranks than other similar size systems.

T30-I Inertia Engagement
The T30-I is the inertia engaged version of the T30. It meets high torque, low air/gas consumption requirements and, like the whole line of T30's, is natural gas ready.

T30-P Pre-Engaged
T30-P is the pre-engaged version of the T30. It features a posi-tork drive with over-running clutch, and requires the pilot-controlled TDI TurboValve relay valve.

T30-Y Pre-Engaged Overhung Pinion
The versatile, pre-engaged overhung drive design of the T30-Y was designed for European engines and features metric pinions and a wide variety of mounting options.

Specifications

Model T30-P, T30-I and T30-Y (part# T303-I; T303-P/Y; T306-I; T306-P/Y; T312-I; T312-P/Y)
• Engine type: Up to 20 liters (1200 CID)
• Horsepower: Standard (21 hp @ 120 psig); 34 hp max.
• Design Configuration: T30-I (Inertia-Engaged); T30-P (Pre-Engaged); T30-Y (Pre-Engaged-Overhung)
• Mounting: SAE 3 (I and Y); SAE 1 (P only)
• Gear ratio: T-30-I (11:1); T30-P/Y (9:1)
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T303-I (3 nozzles: 150 psi); T306-I (6 nozzles: 120 psi); T312-I (12 nozzles: 60 psi); T303-P/Y (3 nozzles: 150 psi); T306-P/Y (6 nozzles: 150 psi); T312-P/Y (12 nozzles: consult RJ Mann)

* see detailed specifications on the T30 sales bulletin *

Literature

• For T30 literature, go to the TDI Literature page.

TurboTwin™ T25 Air Starter

mpi.T25The TurboTwin™ T25 is a compact, powerful air starter designed for engines from 6-16 liters. At just 4.75" (121 mm) in diameter and less than 11" (275 mm) long, the T25 delivers a lot of power in a small footprint: 27 hp (21kW) @ 90 psig (6.2 BAR) on a 12 nozzle package. The T25 redefines robust starting and reliability for small space applications.

The superior reliability of turbine technology over vane motors has been proven over the last 30 years. T25 eliminates the sticking, swelling, rubbing, and clogged motor problems inherent to vane-type starters. Its rugged steel construction and no plastic parts make it the most reliable small starter in the market. Converting to TurboTwin™ technology is easy. The design eliminates any potential control or wiring issues at installation by including an integrated control package with the unit. Installation consists of attaching one hose, connecting two wires, and screwing in three bolts.

Specifications

Model T25 (part # T25-03; T25-06; T25-12)
• Engine type: From 6 to 16 liters (360 to 960 CID): MAN 2842 & 2866, Scania D12 & D16, Volvo D16, MTU BR1600
• Horsepower: T25-06 (24 hp @ 150 psig); T25-12 (28 hp @ 90 psig)
• Design Configuration: Pre-Engaged; Outboard supported Nose Cone
• Mounting: SAE 2, SAE 3, SAE 1 (available soon)
• Gear ratio: 10.25:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air only
• Nozzles: T25-03 (3 nozzles: 150 psi); T25-06 (6 nozzles: 150 psi); T25-12 (12 nozzles: 90 psi)

* see detailed specifications on the T25 sales bulletin *

Literature
• For T25 literature, go to the TDI Literature page.

TurboTwin™ T20 Air Starter

tdi.T20The T20 TurboTwin™ sets a new standard for low pressure starting. When you need serious starting power at low pressure, nothing delivers more performance. It's a very compact, extremely low pressure starter. 12hp@20 psi makes it the new low pressure starting champion. The all steel exterior construction of the T20 coupled with its small footprint and low pressure capability make it perfect for starting engines up to 8 liters displacement, in the world’s harshest environments. Low pressure, dirty, or wet gas is no problem.

It may be time to replace your electric starters to improve reliability and performance. TDI designers did everything possible to help end users, tired of electric and vane-type starters, upgrade to turbine technology. The TurboTwin™ brand owns the distinction of having the most air/gas turbine starters in the field, and the most turbine air starters operating in the world’s harshest and most demanding environments. There is a reason TurboTwin™ is the number one choice of system integrators, packagers, and aftermarket end users: unparalleled starting reliability.

Specifications

Model T20 (part# T20-02; T20-04; T20-06; T20-12)
• Engine type: Up to 8 liters (480 CID)
• Horsepower: Standard (12 hp @ 20 psig); 15 hp max.
• Design Configuration: Inertia-Engaged
• Mounting: SAE 1, SAE 2, SAE 3, SAE 3 Mod11T, SAE 4
• Gear ratio: 13:1
• Rotation: CW or CCW
• Supply Gas: Compressed air or natural gas
• Nozzles: T20-02 (2 nozzles: 150 psi); T20-04 (4 nozzles: 60 psi); T20-06 (6 nozzles: 40 psi); T20-12 (12 nozzles: 20 psi)

* see detailed specifications on the T20 sales bulletin *

Literature

• For T20 literature, go to the TDI Literature page.


 
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