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Steam turbine

Machine

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Recipe

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0.5
+
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50
+
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50
+
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20
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1

Total raw

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35.5
+
Copper plate.png
50
+
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120

Recipe

Time icon.png
0.5
+
Copper plate.png
50
+
Iron gear wheel.png
50
+
Pipe.png
20
Steam turbine.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
35.5
+
Copper plate.png
50
+
Iron plate.png
240

Health

300

Stack size

10

Dimensions

3x5

Power output

5.8 MW

Maximum temperature

500 °C

Fluid consumption

60/s

Required technologies

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Produced by

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The steam turbine consumes steam to create electric energy. It is usually used together with heat exchangers and a nuclear reactor.

While designed for the 500°C steam of a nuclear reactor, turbines can still be connected to boilers for use in conventional 165°C steam power, but the actual power production is based on the temperature of the steam, not the building itself. Unfortunately, this means that using a steam turbine is no more fuel-efficient than using a steam engine, so it's generally not recommended to use the much more expensive turbines with boiler steam. To its credit, the turbine does have double the throughput of a steam engine (it uses 60 steam and outputs 1.8MW of power) so it can still be useful to save space, especially in large power systems.

Power output

Each Steam turbine takes a maximum input of 60 units of 500°C steam per second and outputs 5.82MW of electricity; the 5.8MW listed on the tooltip is rounded.

  • Heat exchanger heats 15°C water to 500°C steam;
  • It takes 0.2kJ of burner energy to raise 1 water 1°C;
  • Steam is consumed by steam turbines at a rate of 60 water/s;
  • (500 - 15) × 0.2 × 60 = 5820kW, or 5.82MW.

History

See also