Reply to post: Re: ridiculious sentence

Ex-GE engineer gets two years in prison after stealing turbine tech for China

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Re: ridiculious sentence

Power turbine manufacturers make a 'lot' of money by way of servicing and refurbishment of turbines as non OEM parts invalidate warranties. Major failiure of a turbine with a purchase cost in 10's to 100 million GBP range is an expensive outcome.

The sealing technology refered to are generally proprietary designs which minimise the flow and escape of heat energy through the rotating parts of the turbine ( generically refered to as labyrinth seals). The more effective the design, the higher the efficiency of the turbine due to reduced losses.

These are the factors which would be used to build the business case and influence the court regarding IP loss and overall monetary impact.

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