Solar, Google, and steam

Solar, Google, and steam

Solar, google, and steam are three words which you may not associate together. Well you may wish to think again. The largest solar thermal power plant in the world, part owned by Google uses steam and steam turbines to convert the energy of the sun into usable...

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what is a steam trapping station

what is a steam trapping station

The humble steam trap. A vital but often overlooked part of a steam system. It is easy for steam traps to be forgotten about when steam boilers, steam turbines, heat exchangers, and large impressive bits of plant take up the limelight. However steam traps and correct...

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steam pressure reducing station

steam pressure reducing station

There are good reasons to reduce steam pressure on a saturated steam system. This is done by using a pressure reducing valve. To ensure that this valve works correctly, can be maintained, and there is some form of safety back up, the valve will almost certainly form...

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british steam car and steam

british steam car and steam

Since the beginning of time mankind has wanted to break barriers by travelling ever faster. The current speed record for a wheeled car on land is 763mph, set by Andy Green on 15th October 1997. Wing Commander Andy Green was driving Thrust SSC, the first car to...

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top gun and steam

top gun and steam

Top Gun, the 1986 block buster, staring among others, Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer has one of those openings which just “grabs” you. The drum beats, the arty shots on an aircraft carrier deck, the building up of tension, the team work from deck crew, the F14 Tomcat jet...

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cardboard and steam

cardboard and steam

The humble cardboard box is something which is often overlooked and taken for granted, however it is an important part of our everyday lives. From the high tech electrical goods which come packed in stout cardboard boxes to protect them, to the more mundane everyday...

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X47B catapult launch

X47B catapult launch

On the 14th of May 2013 a X47B demonstrator made its first flight from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W Bush. This created history, being the first flight of an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) from an aircraft carrier. The launch used one of the ships four steam...

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University and steam

University and steam

Steam undoubtedly has its place in modern engineering. This can be seen by the vast number of everyday goods that use steam during their production, or the similar number of services that need steam to make sure they function. When researching how much ‘steam’ is...

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