TH23 Miniature Steam Power Plant
Environmental Science Business Unit (ENV)
Pressure Calibration Lab Business Unit (PRS)
Educational Engineering Business Unit (ENG)
Materials Science Business Unit (MAT)
Educational Engineering Business Unit (ENG)
 

TH23 Miniature Steam Power Plant

TH23 Miniature Steam Power Plant is the smallest in our range of Steam Power Products and has been designed to allow teaching establishments to give students an appreciation of steam and its properties. A small gas fired boiler supplies steam to a single cylinder double-acting reciprocating engine which drives, by means of a belt, a small DC generator with switchable resistive loading. The exhaust steam from the engine is condensed in a water cooled condenser, the condensate being measured by weighing the collecting beaker provided. Instrumentation to measure various temperatures throughout the plant, steam pressure, fuel and cooling water flow, together with voltage and current loading on the DC generator, is provided. It is thus possible to perform a series of tests on the plant, to ascertain boiler and engine characteristics as well as overall plant performance. All components are mounted on a self supporting framework.