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August 6, 2017

Best Practice No. 6 – Steam Back Pressure Turbines

Steam turbines are one of the oldest and most versatile prime mover technologies still used in industry to drive electric generators, pumps, fans, and different types of compressors. Steam turbines have been used to generate power for about 100 years, after plants began to replace their older reciprocating steam engines. The steam turbine design provided higher efficiencies, was more versatile, and, in many situations, was more economical than buying power from outside sources. Steam turbines can range in size from very small (10 HP) with a single stage of nozzles up to very large units with many stages that produce thousands of horsepower.

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