steam turbine


Definition of steam turbine

: a turbine that is driven by the pressure of steam discharged at high velocity against the turbine vanes

Examples of steam turbine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web GE Steam Power is the world's largest steam and coal power franchise, with 30% of the world's steam turbine capacity, according to its website. Matt Egan, CNN, 21 Sep. 2020 The age of steam relied on the same concept, as do modern steam turbines. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 5 May 2020 That material is then burned to run steam turbines that produce electricity (and heat as a by-product) that can be piped to homes. Jess Shankleman,, 10 May 2020 The only engine available is a honey-ham-burning brick oven with three steam turbines that weighs 3000 pounds. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, 24 Jan. 2020 Air Products also will build and operate in Texas City its largest-ever steam methane reformer to produce hydrogen, an air separation unit to supply nitrogen, and a steam turbine generator for the power and utilities. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, 8 Jan. 2020 Thermal uses mirrors to focus incoming sunlight onto a location that reaches high temperatures, which can then be used to generate electricity by driving a steam turbine. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 19 Nov. 2019 Here are other similarities: Both boats were steam turbines and their engine rooms were very similar. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 31 Oct. 2019 There's enough heat left over after the gas turbine cycle to run a (lower-energy) steam turbine cycle: (Net Power) Net Power's plant eliminates that second cycle. David Roberts, Vox, 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of steam turbine

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Steam turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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