Steam turbine

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Steam turbine

Machine

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
+
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50
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120

Recipe

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

Total raw

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35.5
+
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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.

Although steam turbines can be connected to boilers for use in conventional steam power, the steam produced by boilers is much lower temperature than the steam produced by heat exchangers. This results in the steam turbine working at much lower than full capacity. Because of this, it is not suggested to replace steam engines with the much more expensive steam turbines for this use.

Power output

Each Steam turbine take 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