Steam Turbines


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Steam Turbines
101031010111181030900 Steam TurbinesUse of Horsepower Valves and Correct Speed ControlA steam turbine is a machine with an ancient genealogy. It is a direct descendant of the overshot water wheel, used to kick off the Industrial Revolution in England, and the windmill still used in Portugal. Turbines are widely used in process plants to drive everything from 2-horsepower pumps to 20,000-hp centrifugal compressors. They are versatile machines, in that they are intrinsically variable-speed devices. Electric motors are intrinsically fixed-speed machines. It is …
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Steam Turbines, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export