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The '''steam turbine''' consumes [[steam]] to create electric energy. It is usually used together with [[heat exchanger]]s and a [[nuclear reactor]]. <br />
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While designed for the 500°C steam of a nuclear reactor, turbines can still be connected to [[boiler]]s for use in conventional 165°C steam power. At this mode, the steam turbine acts equal to two separate [[Steam engine|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.<br />
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== Power output ==<br />
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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.<br />
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* [[Heat exchanger]] heats 15°C [[water]] to 500°C [[steam]];<br />
* It takes 0.2 kJ of [[Fuel|burner]] energy to raise 1 water 1°C;<br />
* Steam is consumed by steam turbines at a rate of 60 units of water per second;<br />
* (500°C - 15°C) × 0.2 kJ × 60 units = 5820 kW, or 5.82 MW.<br />
* 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.<br />
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== History ==<br />
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* Introduced}}<br />
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== See also ==<br />
* [[Power production#Nuclear power|Power production]]<br />
* [[Heat pipe]]<br />
* [https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comments/67xgge/nuclear_ratios/ Nuclear ratios]<br />
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{{C|Energy}}</div>Dumpyhttps://wiki.factorio.com/index.php?title=Steam_turbine&diff=169774Steam turbine2019-03-02T10:14:39Z<p>Dumpy: /* Power output */</p>
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<div>{{Languages}}<br />
{{:Infobox:Steam turbine}}<br />
The '''steam turbine''' consumes [[steam]] to create electric energy. It is usually used together with [[heat exchanger]]s and a [[nuclear reactor]]. <br />
<br />
While designed for the 500°C steam of a nuclear reactor, turbines can still be connected to [[boiler]]s for use in conventional 165°C steam power. At this mode, the steam turbine acts equal to two separate [[Steam engine|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.<br />
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== Power output ==<br />
<br />
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.<br />
<br />
* [[Heat exchanger]] heats 15°C [[water]] to 500°C [[steam]];<br />
* It takes 0.2 kJ of [[Fuel|burner]] energy to raise 1 water 1°C;<br />
* Steam is consumed by steam turbines at a rate of 60 units of water per second;<br />
* (500°C - 15°C) × 0.2 kJ × 60 units = 5820 kW, or 5.82 MW.<br />
* The calculation for the Boiler-generated steam is: (165°C - 15°C) × 0.2 kJ × 60 units = 1800 kW.<br />
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== History ==<br />
{{History|0.15.0|<br />
* Introduced}}<br />
<br />
== See also ==<br />
* [[Power production#Nuclear power|Power production]]<br />
* [[Heat pipe]]<br />
* [https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comments/67xgge/nuclear_ratios/ Nuclear ratios]<br />
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