steam turbine

noun

Definition of steam turbine 

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

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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, "That natural gas power plant with no carbon emissions or air pollution? It works.," 1 June 2018 The ship is conventionally powered by steam turbines, according to CGTN, and is capable of carrying different types of aircraft, including the J-15 fighters, as well as surveillance and anti-submarine helicopters. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "China says carrier group reaches 'initial' combat capability," 31 May 2018 Siemens employs about 1,650 at its facility on Westinghouse Boulevard, where workers make steam turbines and electrical generators for energy firms. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Manufacturing giant to temporarily shut down Charlotte facility," 29 May 2018 Combined-cycle power plants use gas and a steam turbines together to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same amount of fuel needed by traditional power plants. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s SwRI receives $1.2 million in Department of Energy contract," 22 May 2018 At its core, the drinking bird is a heat engine, not that unlike a steam turbine or diesel engine. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "An Absurdly Detailed Explanation of the Drinking Bird Toy," 30 Jan. 2018 Siemens employs about 1,650 at its Westinghouse Boulevard plant in Charlotte, where workers make steam turbines and electrical generators for energy firms. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "The story behind Trump's Siemens comments at Davos | Charlotte Observer," 29 Jan. 2018 Either way, that heat can be used immediately to drive a steam turbine, or it can be transferred to molten salt, where the heat can be stored for hours. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Here are humanity’s best ideas on how to store energy," 28 Oct. 2017 Siemens employs about 1,650 people at its facility on Westinghouse Boulevard, where the company manufactures steam turbines and electrical generators for energy firms. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Siemens lays off ‘a small number’ of Charlotte workers | Charlotte Observer," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of steam turbine

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steam turbine was in 1860

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