Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 1 decade ago

what are the main components of a steam power plant?

is there any other names for "steam power plant"?

is steam generator is a name for "steam power plant"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    is steam generator is a name for "steam power plant"? No - a steam generator can just be a device for making steam - like for cleaning grease off of metal parts. However, it can be a short hand term for a power plant that generates power by steam.


    A source for pure water

    Something to make steam - fire from coal, oil, or gas or heat from nuclear power or hydrothermal wells

    Turbines with blades to be spun by the steam to get mechanical movement

    Generators to be turned by the turbine.

    Some way of cooling the pure water so it can be reused if needed.

  • wintle
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Steam Power Plant Components

  • john
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    team power plant is a thermal power plant consists of main components and auxiliary components as well as other systems. The main component consists of four components, namely:

    - Boiler

    - Steam Turbine

    - Condenser

    - Generator


    Boiler has the function to convert water into steam. The process of change of water to vapor done by heating the water in the pipes with heat from burning fuel. Combustion processes carried out continuously in the combustion chamber with fuel and air flow from the outside.

    The resulting steam is superheat steam which have high temperature and high pressure. Steam production quantities dependent on the surface area of heat transfer, flow rate, and the heat of combustion is given. Boiler construction consisting of water-filled pipes called a water tube boiler

    Steam Turbine

    Steam turbine working to change the heat energy contained in the steam into rotary motion. Steam with high pressure and temperature were directed to push turbine blades mounted on the shaft, so the shaft rotates. Due to perform work on the turbine, the pressure and temperature of steam coming into the turbine down to saturated vapor. This steam then flows to the condenser, while the rotary power is used to turn a generator. Today almost all of the steam turbine is a type of condensing turbine


    Condensers are devices to convert steam into water. The changes done by the steam flow into a room containing tubes. Steam flows outside tubes, while the cooling water flowing inside the tubes.

    This is called surface condenser condenser. Usually for coolant use sea water.

    Heat transfer rate depends on the flow of cooling water, sanitation tubes and the temperature difference between the steam and cooling water. The process of change into water vapor occurs at saturated pressure and temperature, in this case the condenser is under vacuum. because the cooling water temperature equal to the outside temperature, the maximum temperature condensate water near the outside air temperature. if the rate of heat transfer interrupted it will affect the pressure and temperature.


    The main purpose of the activities at a plant is electricity. Electrical energy generated from the generator. Function generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy in the form of a round with the principle of magnetic induction.

    Generator consists of stator and rotor. stator consists of the casing which contains coils and a rotor magnetic field station consists of a core containing a coil

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