Moroccan Noor 1 solar plant and steam

Moroccan Noor 1 solar plant and steam

Further to our previous articles on concentrated solar thermal power plants (CSP), we are pleased to hear the news that the first phase of a giant new plant is shortly to begin operation in Morocco. This first phase is called Noor 1. It is part of Morocco’s...
Nuclear submarines and steam

Nuclear submarines and steam

Like or loath them, Nuclear submarines, the vessels that slip silently under the sea travelling for months submerged, rely on steam. Nuclear powered submarines can generally be divided into two types, the ‘Attack,’ and ‘Bomber’ type. The attack submarines are designed...
World’s largest gas turbine

World’s largest gas turbine

The world’s largest gas turbine, built at General Electric’s (GE) manufacturing facility in Belfort, France is being installed at the Électricité de France (EDF) plant in Bouchain, France. The first firing of the turbine is scheduled for December and commercial...
Coal fired power plant steam use

Coal fired power plant steam use

Fossil fuel and nuclear power accounts for approximately 80% of the world’s total grid-connected electrical power supply. Coal is the most used of the fossil fuels. When people think of steam and coal they generally think of the industrial revolution and steam trains....
Gas turbine power plants and steam

Gas turbine power plants and steam

There are many power plants across the globe that use gas turbines to generate electricity. Steam plays an important part in the production of electricity on these sites, including the use of steam injection into the gas turbine itself. Whilst Sir Frank Whittle, is...
Steam tables

Steam tables

These are tables that allow steam designers and users to look up data on the properties of steam. This allows calculations to be made to ensure the best use of steam, and to help in identifying and diagnosing problems. The tables themselves are a collection of data on...