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Determination of energy loss and efficiency for the low power steam turbine and each of its segments

  • 1 Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
  • 2 Department of maritime sciences, Univers ity of Zadar, Croatia

Abstract

In this paper is performed energy analysis of the whole low power steam turbine as well as energy analysis of all the turbine segments. Analysis of the whole turbine resulted with energy loss of 14642.48 kW and energy efficiency of 75.01%, what is in range with similar comparable low power steam turbines. Energy analysis of the turbine segments presents a different conclusion than the energy analysis of the whole turbine. The fifth turbine segment (S5) has unacceptable high energy loss and unacceptable low energy efficiency (energy loss of 6785.93 kW and energy efficiency of 26.87%), so it should be repaired as soon as possible. This comparison sh ow that proper energy analysis of turbine parts (segments) can detect the precise location of the problems during the turbine operation. Such analysis can be very helpful for the engineers because it allows detection not only the problematic components in the power plant, but also allows detection of the problematic parts of a component.

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