Small Gas Turbine Generator

    turbine generator
  • A device that uses steam, heated gases, water flow or wind to cause spinning motion that activates electromagnetic forces and generates electricity.
  • A steam (or water) turbine directly coupled to an electrical generator. The two devices are often referred to as one unit.
  • In electricity generation, an electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by a motor; motors and generators have many similarities.
    small
  • Not great in amount, number, strength, or power
  • on a small scale; "think small"
  • the slender part of the back
  • Not fully grown or developed; young
  • limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
  • Of a size that is less than normal or usual
    gas
  • the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly
  • a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  • A substance of this type that cannot be liquefied by the application of pressure alone
  • A flammable substance of this type used as a fuel
  • attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
  • An airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity
small gas turbine generator
small gas turbine generator - GudCraft WGV15
GudCraft WGV15 10W 15W MAX Residential Vertical Wind Turbine Generator
GudCraft WGV15 10W 15W MAX Residential Vertical Wind Turbine Generator
This is a smallest version of vertical wind generator, can be around the home, farm, boat, business, or anywhere else where the power is needed. This is a great working conversation piece to show the potential of what can be done with renewable energy today. Not only is it perfect for battery maintenance, it can also be used to power remote lighting, laptops, communications equipment, signs, or nearly anything imaginable that is electronic in nature. You can connect this unit to any 12vdc battery directly to charge it, and then run DC devices off the battery. Or, attach a small AC output inverter, then run your AC powered appliances. The GudCraft WGV15 is popular wind turbine in home yard, boats, advertising signs, telecommunications tower, etc. Thousands have been sold and are in use worldwide. People have the particular inclination for it's clean, aerodynamic lines and its quiet and continuous operation. Without any doubt GudCraft WGV15 accumulates more energy than any other comparable wind generator available. Features: Every turbine is finely balanced. Smooth rotation is ensured Quiet in operation Unique and purpose designed generator The turbine spinning when other wind generators stall Overall delivers more Ampere hours of power per day especially in low to average wind speed.

18000 Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive Kerosene Castle - Didcot Railway Centre
18000 Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive  Kerosene Castle - Didcot Railway Centre
Prototype Gas Turbine locomotive ordered in 1946 by the Great Western Railway from Brown Boveri of Switzerland, but not delivered until 1949. The locomotive spent its working life hauling express passenger trains from Paddington before being withdrawn in late 1960. The machine, as is perhaps inevitable with prototypes, proved neither reliable nor cheap to run. After withdrawal the locomotive was kept at Swindon Works for four years before being repatriated to mainland europe where the gas turbine was removed and the locomotive used as a testbed for experiments on rail-wheel interaction. Once these experiments were concluded the locomotive was put on display in Vienna in 1975 and was eventually secured for preservation in the UK in the early 1990s initially being stored at Crewe. 18000 was, strictly, a gas-turbine-electric locomotive with an industrial turboshaft power unit driving a DC generator which in turn, supplied four traction motors. The unit was equipped with a heat exchanger to recover waste heat and thus economise on fuel. It could burn a variety of fuels but the intention was to use the same heavy fuel oil that was burned in oil-fuelled steam locomotives although this had a tendency to produce ash, causing the unit to fail. It ran more reliably on lighter and considerably more expensive fuel oils. 18000 was also equipped with a small diesel engine which could power the locomotive for short light-engine movements. When the locomotive was running well, it proved more than capable of doing what was required - operating express passenger services at speeds of up to 90mph. However, it was beset with technical difficulties, not least of which was ash production, while it consumed prodigious quantities of fuel. this led loco-men to christen it 'Kerosene Castle'. In addition, it was extremely noisy with a high-pitched scream from the power unit. The nature of gas-turbine engines is such that they are at their most efficient when running steadily at maximum power output, a quality quite unsuited to the variable speed and stop-start nature of railway locomotives.
18000 Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive - Didcot Railway Centre
18000 Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive - Didcot Railway Centre
18000 was, strictly, a gas-turbine-electric locomotive with an industrial turboshaft power unit driving a DC generator which in turn, supplied four traction motors. The unit was equipped with a heat exchanger to recover waste heat and thus economise on fuel. It could burn a variety of fuels but the intention was to use the same heavy fuel oil that was burned in oil-fuelled steam locomotives although this had a tendency to produce ash, causing the unit to fail. It ran more reliably on lighter and considerably more expensive fuel oils. 18000 was also equipped with a small diesel engine which could power the locomotive for short light-engine movements. When the locomotive was running well, it proved more than capable of doing what was required - operating express passenger services at speeds of up to 90mph. However, it was beset with technical difficulties, not least of which was ash production, while it consumed prodigious quantities of fuel. this led loco-men to christen it 'Kerosene Castle'. In addition, it was extremely noisy with a high-pitched scream from the power unit. The nature of gas-turbine engines is such that they are at their most efficient when running steadily at maximum power output, a quality quite unsuited to the variable speed and stop-start nature of railway locomotives.
small gas turbine generator
small gas turbine generator
Building the Tesla Turbine
Travel back in time and experience the excitement of the era by building your very own model Tesla Turbine. Read along as Tesla describes in his own words the principles and incredible capabilities of his turbine. Examine the original Turbine patent descriptions and drawings for yourself and gain an even greater perspective of this amazing invention. Also included in this book are step by step instructions in the form of detailed photos and drawings showing how to construct your very own Tesla turbine. Not an exact replica of the original, but one that has been simplified, thus making it much easier to build than the original. The result is an impressive model measuring 3-1/2” wide x 6” long x 4” high. Although it comes in a small package this turbine generates impressive power. The model as detailed rotates at speeds in excess of 5000 rpm at 80 psi of air pressure. And it has the capability of running either clockwise or counterclockwise at these speeds. Building the turbine requires basic metal working ability including the cutting, grinding and shaping of metal. You will need a small metal lathe capable of turning at least a 3-1/4” diameter, a drill press and/or milling machine, a hacksaw or bandsaw and an assortment of hand tools including metal cutting snips, screwdrivers, wrenches etc. This is an amazing project and one you are sure to enjoy. But be careful. Once you start you won’t be able to get enough of Tesla and his amazing inventions. The more you learn the more you will realize that Nikola Tesla was truly a genius light years ahead of his time.