Prime Movers and Excitation System

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A steam turbine has two or more turbine sections. Figure 4.1 gives the model of one type of steam turbine known as tandem compound single reheat turbine [1, 2] which has three turbine sections: high pressure (HP), intermediate pressure (IP), and low pressure (LP) turbine sections.


Steam Turbine Field Pole Prime Mover Synchronous Generator Hydraulic Turbine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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