TH 130 MINI STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This equipment is designed as a miniature modern day power plant for educational purpose.

A pump supplies water from a feed tank to a small gas fired boiler. The saturated steam can be superheated by an electric superheater (optional). The steam is throttled to single stage turbine. Exhaust from the turbine is condensed in a water cooled condenser. Condensate is collected in a graduated beaker and returned to feed water tank by a pump. A small DC generator is connected to the turbine by a belt, and electrical load is applied. A mechanical dynamometer is provided for measurement of turbine mechanical output. The unit requires outside water supply.

Instruments are provided for monitoring and controlling of plant operation and performance as well as for safety. The unit is on a steel frame with adjustable footings.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Thermodynamic process
  • Fuel consumption
  • Power generation
  • Efficiencies for boiler, turbine, condenser heat transfer and overall plant.
  • Effect of temperature on turbine efficiency (optional).
  • Effect of super-heated steam on efficiency (optional).
  • Heat balance and energy utilization. Rankine cycle efficiency.
TECHNICAL DATA
Boiler
 - Type Fire tube vertical boiler
 - Equivalent evaporation Approx. 7 kg/h steam
 - Maximum working pressure 5 kg/cm2 (0.49 MPa)
Boiler accessories Steam separator, manual feed pump, safety valve, level gauge, and low level alarm
Fuel Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Feed water tank Stainless steel with level gauge
Steam turbine
 - Type
  • Single stage impulse turbine
  • Single nozzle
Power output measurements Mechanical brake dynamometer
Electrical power system DC generator with resistive load
Condenser Shell and tube type
Plant output at maximum worki
 - Without super heater
  • Mechanical approximately 10 W
  • Electrical approximately 4 W
 - With super heater (optional)
  • Mechanical approximately 15 W
  • Electrical approximately 6 W
Safety features
 - Turbine speed limit.
 - Emergency switch.
Accessories Electric condensate transfer pump and boiler cleaning kits
Measuring instruments
 - Pressures gauge 1 ea.
 - Flow meters 2 ea.
 - Graduated beaker and stop watch for condensate measurement
 - Voltage and current digital display.
Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Part No. Part Name
TH 100-021 Digital flue gas analyzer for O2 and CO content.
TH 101-031 Pressure digital display.
TH 120-005EBA Mini Electric Boiler instead of LPG boiler. By using electric boiler the boiler and overall
plant efficiency experiments are excluded.
In this case LPG tank with pressure regulator and gas rotameter are not required.
TH 120-010A Electric feed pump
TH 120-014

Condenser cooling unit

The unit is to cool condenser cooling water and make this equipment to be self-contained instead of using outside water supply. It is completed with transfer pump and fan.

TH 120-032 Fuel weight totalizer instead of flow meters
TH 120-035 Cooling water flow sensor
TH 120-037 Condensate weight totalizer instead of graduated beaker
TH 130-020 Electric Super heater
TH 130-050

Computer Interface

Sensors with computer interface unit for key data acquisition instead of analog data measuring instruments.

Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (essom@essom.com)

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 70 x 122 x 155 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 105 kg.