State-of-the-art Engineering Equipment

EC-101 | Steam Power Plant

  • Laboratory-sized steam power plant
  • Fuel-fired boiler
Technical Specification
This equipment is designed as a miniature modern day power plant for educational purpose. A pump supplies water from a feed tank to a small fuel fired boiler. The saturated steam can be superheated by an electric superheater (optional). The steam is throttled to single stage turbine. Exhaust from the turbine is condensed in a water-cooled condenser. Condensate is collected in a graduated beaker and returned to feed water tank by a pump. A small DC generator is connected to the turbine by a belt, and electrical load is applied. A mechanical dynamometer is provided for measurement of turbine mechanical output. The unit requires outside water supply. Instruments are provided for monitoring and controlling of plant operation and performance as well as for safety. The unit is on a steel frame with adjustable footings.
Learning Objectives
  • Thermodynamic process
  • Fuel consumption
  • Power generation
  • Efficiencies for boiler, turbine, condenser heat transfer and overall plant.
  • Heat balance and energy utilization. Rankine cycle efficiency.
 - Type Fire tube vertical boiler
 - Equivalent evaporation Approx. 7 kg/h steam
 - Maximum working pressure 5 kg/cm2 (0.49 MPa)
Boiler accessories Steam separator, manual feed pump, safety valve, level gauge, and low-level alarm
Fuel Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Feed water tank Stainless steel with level gauge
Steam turbine
 - Type Single stage impulse turbine Single nozzle
Power output measurements Mechanical brake dynamometer
Electrical power system DC generator with resistive load
Condenser Shell and tube type
Plant output at maximum working
 - Without super heater Mechanical approximately 10 W Electrical approximately 4 W
 - With super heater (optional) Mechanical approximately 15 W Electrical approximately 6 W
Safety features
 - Turbine speed limit.
 - Emergency switch.
Accessories Electric condensate transfer pump and boiler cleaning kits
Measuring instruments
 - Pressures gauge 1
 - Flow meters 2
 - Graduated beaker and stop watch for condensate measurement
 - Voltage and current digital display.
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50Hz