Steam turbine

Steam turbine, Machine that uses steam to rotate a shaft.

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A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. Its modern manifestation was invented by Charles Parsons in 1884.The steam turbine is a form of heat engine that derives much of its improvement in thermodynamic efficiency from the use of multiple stages in the expansion of the steam, which results in a closer approach to the ideal reversible expansion process. Because the turbine generates rotary motion, it is particularly suited to be used to drive an electrical generator—about 85% of all electricity generation in the United States in the year 2014 was by use of steam turbines. A steam turbine connected to an electric generator is called a turbo generator. History The first device that may be classified as a reaction steam turbine was little more than a toy, the classic Aeolipile, described in the 1st century by Hero of Alexandria in Roman Egypt.

Steam turbine governing
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Steam turbine governing ... Steam turbine governing is the procedure of controlling the flow rate of steam to a steam turbine so as to maintain its speed of rotation as constant...

Compounding of steam turbines
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Compounding of steam turbines ... Compounding of steam turbines is the strategies in which energy from the steam is extracted in a number of stages rather than a single stage in a turbine. A compounded...

Losses in steam turbines
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Losses in steam turbines ... from high-pressure steam and converts it into shaft work. The total energy content available in steam supplied to the steam turbine is not completely recovered...

Turbine
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Turbine ... invention of the steam turbine is given both to Anglo-Irish engineer Sir Charles Parsons (1854–1931) for invention of the reaction turbine, and to Swedish...

Steam engine
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Steam engine ... work. The term "steam engine" is generally applied only to reciprocating engines as just described, not to the steam turbine. Steam engines are external...

Steam turbine locomotive
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Steam turbine locomotive ... A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine. Numerous attempts at this type of locomotive...

Combined cycle power plant
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Combined cycle power plant ... combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant. The same principle is also used for marine propulsion, where it is called a combined gas and steam (COGAS) plant....

Thermal power station
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Thermal power station ... heated into steam, which is used to drive an electrical generator. After it passes through the turbine the steam is condensed in a steam condenser and...

Rankine cycle
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Rankine cycle ... describing the process by which certain heat engines, such as steam turbines or reciprocating steam engines, allow mechanical work to be extracted from a fluid...

Gas turbine
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Gas turbine ... compressor and turbine turbosets as part of the turbocharged steam generating Velox boiler. Following the gas turbine principle, the steam evaporation tubes...

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