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Measurement of Particle Characteristics in Industry and Research

  • L. P. Bayvel
  • A. R. Jones

Abstract

Turbines with several wet steam stages are finding increasing application. A large part of their power (about 29%) is produced in Low Pressure (LP) cylinders. At the same time the efficiency of the LP stages is only about 70%, in some cases even lower. Power losses arise as a result of the transportation and acceleration of the liquid drops, and also as a result of rotor braking caused by their impact on the blades. This impact is also a source of erosion and can lead to a breakdown of the turbine by destroying its blades.

Keywords

Steam Turbine Liquid Drop Drop Size Droplet Size Distribution Particle Characteristic 
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Copyright information

© Applied Science Publishers Ltd 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Bayvel
    • 1
  • A. R. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical TechnologyImperial College, University of LondonUK

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