Recent Examples of turbine from the Web
Los Angeles County recently passed a renewable energy ordinance that bans large-scale wind turbines in unincorporated areas.
When the flooding rain began to fall on Aug. 5, only two of the Carrollton power plant's electricity-generating turbines were running.
Farindola's one turbine-style snowplow, the only machine powerful enough to clear the road, was out of commission, he was told.
The employees are needed to work on a new wood fired boiler, steam turbine/generator, and fuel handling equipment in Pennington.
Below the dam: Cotter Trout Dock reports: Five or six turbines in use; trout good early on Thomas Colorado spoons or Blue Foxes (both in brass) and Head Hunters, Rapala No. 5s or Rebel Wee Crawfish, also on shrimp and PowerBait.
Energy Observer will use its solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system to power its trip.
GE creates digital twins of its wind turbines and jet engines to monitor their performance and carry out preventive maintenance.
If one of these ridges sets up over turbines, the air is relatively docile directly underneath.
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Did You Know?
The oldest and simplest form of turbine is the waterwheel, which is made to rotate by water falling across its blades and into buckets suspended from them. Hero of Alexandria invented the first steam-driven turbine in the 1st century A.D., but a commercially practical steam turbine wasn't developed until 1884; steam turbines are now the main elements of electric power stations. Jet engines are gas turbines. A turbojet engine uses a turbine to compress the incoming air that feeds the engine before being ejected to push the plane forward; a turboprop engine uses its exhaust to drive a turbine that spins a propeller. A wind turbine generates electricity by being turned by the wind; the largest now have vanes with a turning diameter of over 400 feet.
TURBINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of turbine for English Language Learners
: an engine that has a part with blades that are caused to spin by pressure from water, steam, or air
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