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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]].  
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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]].  
  
 
Although steam turbines can be connected to [[boiler]]s 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.
 
Although steam turbines can be connected to [[boiler]]s 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.
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== Power output ==
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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. User [https://www.reddit.com/user/V3jp1Lp1yNSD u/V3jp1Lp1yNSD] [https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comments/67xgge/nuclear_ratios/ did some math].
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* [[Heat exchanger]] heats 15°C [[Water]] to 500°C [[Steam]];
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* It takes 0.2kJ of [[Fuel|burner]] energy to raise 1 [[Water]] 1°C;
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* Steam is consumed by [[Steam turbine]]s at a rate of 60 [[Water]]/s;
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* (500 - 15) × 0.2 × 60 = 5820kW, or 5.82MW.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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* https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comments/67xgge/nuclear_ratios/
  
 
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Steam turbine/infobox 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. User u/V3jp1Lp1yNSD did some math.

History

See also