Turbo generators are devices which can utilize the mechanical energy of a fluid to generate electricity. To achieve this, a turbine assembly is attached to a generator, allowing for a number of applications to benefit from high amounts of power. Depending on the application that a turbine assembly is used for, water, wind, and even hot gases may be harnessed by a series of blades to drive a connected generator and benefit hydropower plants, thermal power plants, gas turbines, wind turbines, and more.
Since the 19th century, humans have harnessed the forces of liquids to drive blades for various uses. With modern hydropower plants, those same basic properties of moving water are used to operate turbine types such as the peloton wheel, Francis turbine, and Kaplan tool. While each type varies in their operation and assembly, most hydropower plants operate by feeding water into turbine blades, thus driving a generator for a power output.
With thermal power plants, turbo generators operate similarly to those in hydropower plants, though they rely on vaporized liquids or gases to turn the blade assembly. With the use of burners and oils, gases, or coals, water can be heated to the point at which it turns into steam. This steam is then routed through turbine blades at high pressure so that a generator can be powered. With the use of a steam generator, high amounts of power can be achieved.
Gas turbines, otherwise known as combustion turbines, are another device that utilizes turbo generators, and they are most often found on turbine aircraft. With such engines, pressurized gases are ignited to create rapidly expanding, hot exhaust which drives a series of turbine blades. With the energy created through combustion and turbine blades, the turbine aircraft may power various systems and achieve heavier-than-air flight.
Wind turbines, otherwise known as aerogenerators, feature large blades that can extend upwards of 70 meters or more. With these blades placed in the flow of wind, a series of gears are driven by the rotor in order to create a large amount of voltage for powering. With onshore wind turbines, an average of 3 megawatts may be produced. Through the use of offshore types, however, 4 to 8 megawatts is the average capacity.
With a turbo generator, power can be created and harnessed for aircraft, housing, facilities, and much more. When you are in need of turbine assembly parts and generator components for your operations, let the experts at Just Part Unlimited help you secure everything you need with ease. As a leader among online parts distributors, we are unmatched in our quality and customer service. Get started today and experience how Just Parts Unlimited can serve as your strategic sourcing partner.