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# Difference between revisions of "Steam turbine"

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 Map color Fluid storage volume 200 Health 300 Resistances Fire: 0/70% Stack size 10 Dimensions 3×5 Power output 5.82 MW Maximum temperature 500 °C Fluid consumption 60/s Mining time 0.3 Prototype type Internal name steam-turbine Required technologies Produced by

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 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

• 0.18.18:
• Adjusted steam engine and turbine collision boxes so player can walk between two steam engines.