Gas Turbine Applications Inc. was incorporated in 1984 a privately
held corporation. The initial company focus as a service support facility
for Solar® gas turbine products. Due to urging by customers it
was soon expanded to include component overhauls. The success of the
component overhaul work convinced the company to again expand into
the engine overhaul work.
The Saturn test facility was built in 1986 and full overhauls began
that year in a new 4000 sq. ft. shop facility. In 1992 the Centaur test
cell was completed and overhauls for these products were added. A new
14,500 sq. ft. shop with 20 ft. high ceilings and a 7-ton walking bridge
crane was completed in 1996.
Since the beginning in 1984 GTA has provided service, parts support
and overhauls to most U.S. based gas and oil companies. In 1994 we performed
overhauls of three Centaur generator engines to the United Arab Emirates
for installation in Saudi Arabia. We have provided Saturn or Centaur
overhaul services to ESSO Resources in Canada, Transgas Pipeline in Saskatchewan
Canada, Qatar General Petroleum in Qatar, and the National Gas Company
in Trinidad Tobago. After more that 18 years GTA has developed a reputation
for high quality overhaul work at reasonable prices and reliable field
The overhaul test cells are equipped with high speed viscous shear dynamometers
for full load testing of the Saturn and Centaur engines after overhaul.
Each unit is tested to meet factory specifications and a complete certified
test report is provided. Our shop services include heliarc welding, rotor
balancing, precision grinding, and many specialized component processes.
We overhaul and flow gas fuel control valves, overhaul and test guide
vane actuators, overhaul and test starters, along with hundreds of various
package related components.
In October 2002 Caprock Country Enterprises, dba Gas Turbine Applications
a Midland, Texas corporation, purchased GTA. Wayne Metcalf who has more
than 45 years of gas turbine experience heads Caprock. Mr. Metcalf formerly
owned and operated Metcalf Servicing Incorporated (MSI), a company that
also provided overhaul and service support for Solar products, so he
brings an excellent background to the company.
The new company’s has retained the original name of Gas Turbine Applications.
Larry Ford is the new general manager and Mark Blake is the new material
control manager while GTA employees and other management remain in place.
The new company focus is to further the initials goals of providing the
highest quality service and overhaul support available for Solar products.
New shop equipment is being purchased, new training programs are in place
and a new emphasis is being put on the quality of the products we provide.