TH 137-CM STEAM POWER PLANT, 1.5 kW
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The laboratory-sized steam power plant with process control system is designed to simulate modern steam power plant. Main components consist of a feed water system, a small industrial boiler, a steam turbine, a generator and lamp load, a condenser with a condensate tank and a pump, and a cooling tower. Accessories such as fuel tank, fuel flow meter, feed water meter, and a stack are also included. Instruments are provided for measurement of pressures, temperatures, output voltage and current.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Measurement of feed water and fuel flow rates.
  • Boiler efficiency, turbine generator efficiency, and overall power plant efficiency.
  • Condenser heat transfer efficiency.
  • Cooling tower efficiency.
  • Rankine cycle efficiency.
  • Water treatment (optional)
TECHNICAL DATA

The plant consists of :

A.
Oil-fired Boiler Unit  : 
 - Type Vertical, water tube.
 - Rated heat output 188 kW (162,000 kcal/h)
 - Equivalent evaporation Approx 300 kg/h steam at 0 kg/cm2 gauge.
 - Maximum working pressure 10 kg/cm2 gauge (0.98 MPa).
 - Measuring instruments
  • Pressure gauge for steam outlet.
  • Temperatures for feed water, boiler outlet, pressure regulator inlet and exhaust stack. (including ambient temperature)
 - Safety devices
  • Safety valve.
  • Low level alarm.
  • Level gauge and switch
 - Boiler accessories
  • Steam separator
  • Steam pressure regulator.
  • Feed water pump.
  • Stack, 6 m stainless steel with elbows.
Burner:
 - Type Forced draft, pressure atomized.
 - Control On-Off.
 - Fuel Diesel or kerosene. (LPG is available as an option.)
Fuel system:
 - Fuel tank Stainless steel.
 - Fuel meter
 - Fuel strainer
Feed water system :
 - Resin filter for public water.
 - Soft water tank. Stainless steel.
 - Water meter.
Power supply 380V. 3Ph. 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.

 

B.
Single-Stage Industrial Steam Turbine
Description This is an educational unit steam turbine with measuring instruments and synchronous belt for driving the generator.
Technical data
 - Type Torque digital display instead of spring balance.
 - Construction
  • Vacuum cast incornel wheel. 
  • Stainless steel casing shaft and nozzle.
  • Ceramics and steel bearings
 - Maximum mechanical power output : Over 1.5 kW.
 - Maximum speed Approx 33,000 rpm.
 - Exhaust pressure Atmospheric
Measuring instruments:
 - Turbine speed.
 - Pressure gauge for inlet steam pressure.
 - Inlet and outlet steam temperatures.
 - Water manometer for turbine outlet.

 

C.
AC Generator and Load
Measuring instruments Generator speed, torque, voltage and current digital display.

 

D.
Water Cooled Condenser and Cooling Tower.
Both condenser and cooling tower should be used together.
TH 102-013 A Condenser
Description

The unit allows a study of heat transfer in a heat exchanger as well as recover condensate for reuse.

The unit consists of a counter flow steam tube heat exchanger and instruments for measurement of temperatures, cooling water flow rate.
Technical data
 - Type Steam tube
 - Accessories
  • Cooling water pump   
  • Condensate transfer pump
  • Water meter.
  • Condensate tank:   Stainless steel.
  • Strainer.
 - Instruments Temperatures for cooling water inlet and outlet.
TH 102-014  A Cooling Tower.
Description

This is an educational unit for recovering of condenser cooling water as well as studying cooling tower efficiency.

A cooling tower is recommended to recycle cooling water in the case TH102-013 condenser is used. The unit consists of a cooling tower unit,

a storage tank, a circulating pump and temperature gauges.

Technical data
 - Cooling tower capacity 30 RT.
 - Circulating pump.
 - Wet bulb temperature.
 - Temperature at cooling tower exit air
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
TH 101-021 Sand filter for water with suspension materials.
TH 101-022 Carbon filter for water with odour or rust.
TH 101-031 Pressure digital display.
TH 101-033 Feed water flow totalizer.
TH 101-035 Cooling water flow digital display.
Portable pH meter
Portable TDS meter
DC generator instead of AC generator
TH 137-020 Super Heater Electric
 - Description

The unit provides super heated steam for other use such as for a stream turbine..

Saturated steam from the boiler is further heated in the electric super heater. Instruments are provided for measurement of temperatures and pressure.

 - Typical experiment
  • Super heater efficiency.
  • Effect of super heated steam on prime mover efficiency.
 - Technical data
  • Capacity :  12 kW (approx.)
  • Temperature for steam outlet.
    • Temperature for steam outlet.
    • Pressure gauge for steam outlet.
 - Power supply 380 V 3 ph 50 Hz.

TH 136-015 Water Brake Absorber Dynamometer

The dynamometer is connected to the turbine for measurement of mechanical output. Speed and torque digital display are provided

 - Maximum torque at 4000 rpm Over 12 Nm.
 - Maximum speed Over 10000 rpm.
TH 137-300EB Electric boiler instead diesel boiler.
 - Capacity :
   - Maximum steam rate 300 kg/hr.
   - Maximum pressure 10 kg/cm2 gauge.
TH 137-050 Computer Interface
 - This comprises :
  • Additional sensors include pressure (s) for boiler and turbine inlet fuel flow instead of fuel meter water flow (s) instead of feed and condenser cooling water meters.
  • Computer interface unit pressure (s) temperature (s) fuel flow water flow (s) speed voltage and current and software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).

TH 137-060 LCD Touch screen PLC / Computer Control

Monitor control and regulate of the steam power plant. System equipped with sensors/ actuators for monitoring and controlling the plant via intergraded PLC/ computer Ethernet.

Control for turbine throttle electrical load and optional dynamometer load control relevant sensor(s) instead of standard measuring device(s) as in TH137-050 computer interface unit and software are provided for data display analysis and control by touch screen computer.

 

Shipping dimensions and weight one 20 ft. container.