GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Bibliographic Citation


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Title: Performance test of a bladeless turbine for geothermal applications
Creator/Author: Steidel, R. ; Weiss, H.
Publication Date:1976 Mar 24
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 7363794
Report Number(s):UCID-17068
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Document Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Sponsoring Org:US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; TOTAL FLOW SYSTEMS; TURBINES; EFFICIENCY; PERFORMANCE TESTING; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; PERFORMANCE; POWER; TESTING; CONVERSION; ENERGY CONVERSION; TURBOMACHINERY
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Description/Abstract:The Possell bladeless turbine was tested at the LLL Geothermal Test Facility to evaluate its potential for application in the total flow process. Test description and performance data are given for 3000, 3500, 4000, and 4500 rpm. The maximum engine efficiency observed was less than 7 percent. It is concluded that the Possell turbine is not a viable candidate machine for the conversion of geothermal fluids by the total flow process. (LBS)
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: Pages: 24
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System Entry Date:2013 Jul 18
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