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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]].  
  
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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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 uses 60 steam and outputs 1.8MW of power) so it can still be useful to save space, especially in large power systems.
  
 
== Power output ==
 
== 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.
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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.
  
 
* [[Heat exchanger]] heats 15°C [[water]] to 500°C [[steam]];
 
* [[Heat exchanger]] heats 15°C [[water]] to 500°C [[steam]];

Revision as of 01:09, 24 July 2017

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Steam turbine

Steam turbine entity.png

Recipe

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3
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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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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, 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 uses 60 steam and outputs 1.8MW of power) so it can still be useful to save space, especially in large power systems.

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