Steam generators are an essential element in steam power plants, where the generated steam is used to drive a steam turbine. A generator then converts the turbine’s mechanical energy into electrical energy.
The ET 852 steam generator and the ET 851 axial steam turbine together form a complete laboratory-scale steam power plant.
The ET 852 unit is electrically operated and is therefore independent of fuel supply and exhaust gas routing.
The main components are a steam boiler with downstream superheater and a condenser. Water is pumped from the feedwater tank into the steam boiler using a level control system. The heater is controlled by a pressure control system in the steam boiler. The generated steam is fed into the superheater. The superheated steam is used to drive the steam turbine ET 851 or, alternatively, is condensed directly via the condenser. A condensate pump feeds the water into a condensate collector. This is emptied into a storage tank with immersion pump, which completes the water circuit to the feedwater tank.
Sensors record the temperature, pressure and flow rate at all relevant points. The measured values can be read on digital displays. At the same time, the measured values can also be transmitted directly to a PC via USB. The data acquisition software is included.
The steam generator is type tested and does not require specific permissions. It includes extensive safety equipment.
The ET 852 electrical steam generator is used as an alternative to the gas-fired steam generator ET 850 to supply steam to the steam turbine ET 851.