1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Power required to run a turbine?

  1. Oct 2, 2011 #1
    I want to find out the power required to run the turbine and the pressure of steam required to maintain the power requirement of turbine. Please tell me about any formula or method to resolve this issue.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 3, 2011 #2
    I think a good place to start would be to determine the torque required to turn the turbine at the speed you require, i.e the turning force.

    Unfortunately it's not going to be as simple as applying a few equations. The pressure of steam required will depend on the pipe size feeding to the turbine, its length, temperature and also how much steam is lost at the pipe-turbine interface.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Power required to run a turbine?
  1. Turbine power (Replies: 6)

Loading...