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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]].  
 
The '''steam turbine''' consumes [[steam]] to create electric energy. It is usually used together with [[heat exchanger]]s and a [[nuclear reactor]].  
  
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, but the actual power production is based on the temperature of the steam, not the building itself. Unfortunately, this means that using a steam turbine is no more fuel-efficient than using a steam engine, so it's generally not recommended to use the much more expensive turbines with boiler steam. To its credit, the turbine does have double the throughput of a steam engine (it can use 60 units of 165°C steam per second to output 1.8MW of power) so it can still be useful to save space, especially in large power systems.
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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 like 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, so it's generally not recommended to use the much more expensive turbines with boiler steam, unless space saving is a concern.
  
 
== Power output ==
 
== Power output ==

Revision as of 13:34, 10 May 2018

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Steam turbine

Steam turbine entity.png

Recipe

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Total raw

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38
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120

Recipe

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50
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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

5.82 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 like 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, so it's generally not recommended to use the much more expensive turbines with boiler steam, unless space saving is a concern.

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 0.2kJ 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