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Steam Turbine Basics

Learning objectives

  • Describe the role of the steam turbine in power plant operations
  • Describe the basic design of turbine rotor bearings
  • Identify the purpose of the stationary blades
  • Identify the function of the main steam stop valves
  • Describe the purpose of the steam chest and control valves
  • Identify the primary function of the turbine lube oil system
  • Describe the role of the emergency lube oil pump

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic operation of a typical power plant's steam turbine and identify the functions of its critical components.

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