The steam turbine is used in many applications. Some examples are mentioned below: -
Combined Heat and Power system: One of the major uses of Steam turbines can be seen in combined heat and power (CHP) systems where it supports the system.
Driving Mechanical Equipment: Steam turbines are also used in many driving equipment like refrigerator chillers, boiler feedwater pumps, air compressors.
Combined Cycle Power Plants: Steam turbines are used in large industrial applications and power plants. These turbines permit power plants to produce power by using gas turbines and utilize heat and gas to produce steam in the process. This steam further generates additional power. Combined cycle power plants including steam turbines can achieve electrical efficiency beyond the 50-per cent mark.
Power plant engineering is also known as power station engineering that copes with the production, transmission, sharing and usage of electric power. In this process, energy from chemical forms like c...