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Steam turbine

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Steam turbine

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Recipe

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3
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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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38
+
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50
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120

Recipe

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3
+
Copper plate.png
50
+
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50
+
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20
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1

Total raw

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38
+
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50
+
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240

Map color

Fluid storage volume

200

Health

300

Resistances

Fire: 0/70%

Stack size

10

Dimensions

3×5

Power output

5.8 MW

Maximum temperature

500 °C

Fluid consumption

60/s

Mining time

0.3

Prototype type

generator

Internal name

steam-turbine

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. At this mode, the steam turbine acts equal to two separate steam engines, producing 1800 kW and consuming 60 steam/sec. However, actual power production is based on the temperature of the steam, not the building itself. This means that using a steam turbine is no more fuel-efficient than using two steam engines. Unless saving space within a large build, it is not necessary to use the more costly turbines for boiler steam.

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 0.2 kJ of burner energy to raise 1 water 1°C;
  • Steam is consumed by steam turbines at a rate of 60 units of water per second;
  • (500°C - 15°C) × 0.2 kJ × 60 units = 5820 kW, or 5.82 MW.
  • On the other hand, the calculation for the Boiler-generated steam is: (165°C - 15°C) × 0.2 kJ × 60 units = 1800 kW, or 1.8 MW.

History

See also