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Studies in the North Sea suggest the turbines act as reefs, supporting mussels that draw fish and other sea life.
In the bowllike forms, the ribs culminate in round, petal-like flanges that curve like spinning turbines, or more sea life.
But absent their revenue and profit, GE’s oil and gas operation was under intense pressure and its power division, which sells giant turbines, faced falling demand.
Mineral oil is also used to insulate an electrical transformer within each turbine.
These can be in the form of increasing the amount of electricity generated by coal or natural gas power plants, or using natural gas turbines in what are called peaking units that can be turned on relatively quickly.
Two on-site turbines generate nearly half of the factory’s energy requirements, reducing its footprint by 92,000 tons of CO2 (and its electric bill by $3.5 million) each year.
The Predix software development kit will allow 77 utilities that work with GE to manage turbines, condensers, boiler feed pumps, and more from iPads and iPhones.
Construction of deepwater wind turbines, most notably floating turbines that don’t need to be fixed to the ocean floor, is in its early stages.
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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.
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