Measurement of Particle Characteristics in Industry and Research
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.
KeywordsSteam Turbine Liquid Drop Drop Size Droplet Size Distribution Particle Characteristic
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