A steam generator generates steam which will later be used in drives for steam turbines or for heating. Steam generators and steam consumers together form a steam power plant. Steam power plants work according to the Rankine cycle which is still one of the most important industrially used cyclic processes. Steam power plants are mainly used for electrical power generation.
The ET 850 steam generator and the ET 851 axial steam turbine together form a complete laboratory-scale steam power plant.
The ET 850 trainer serves to familiarise students with the components and principle of operation of a steam generator and enables them to examine the characteristic values of the system. If the steam generator is operated without the steam turbine, the generated steam is directly liquefied in a condenser and fed back into the evaporation circuit via condensate and feed water pump.
A water jet pump evacuates air from the condenser and generates negative pressure. The steam boiler is a once-through boiler with small water content and a short heat-up time.
As all components are clearly arranged on the front panel, the cyclic process can be easily monitored and understood. 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 has been constructed according to the Pressure Equipment Directive, it has been pressure-tested and is equipped with all legally required safety devices.