Experimental steam turbine test rig with boiler (3KW, 1KW, 0.5KW capacity units)
The test rig consists of a single stage impulse turbine suitable equipment for performing experiments to measure the steam turbine efficiency, steam quality, flow rate and condenser effectiveness.
Flowmeter, separating and throttling calorimeter, condenser assembly including a condenser water pump, suitable piping and control valve - to connect the turbine with the flowmeter and calorimeter to the boiler, necessary thermocouples and temperature indicator and pressure gauges to measure steam conditions, a digital tachometer to monitor the turbine speed
The steam turbine is directly coupled to an alternator for loading.
Optional loading: Eddy current dynamometer
Power produced by the Altech EST test rig depends upon the inlet steam conditions and exhaust conditions.
Larger capacity turbine produces 3KW power output for 600 kg/hour 10 bar saturated conditions.
Smaller capacity turbine produces 1KW power output for 300Kg/hour and 0.5KW for 200kg/hour 10 bar saturated conditions.