Gas turbine engines, when operated at test cells and test stands, emit air contaminants including oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, oxides of sulfur, particulate matter and toxic air contaminants. Test cells where engines with output power ratings of 0.3 MW or greater and heat input of 1 million BTU per hour or greater require a permit to operate.
Test cells/stands may be used to test stationary gas turbines or components or engines used in aircraft such as military jets. For permitting station gas turbine engines that are not test cells or test stands, please see the gas turbine engine page for permitting information.
The information on this page will assist in the completion and submittal of an application for each gas turbine. Each section of the page contains important information needed to submit an application.