New "Bladeless" Design for Turbines Could Dramatically Lower the Cost of Energy
Systems, Inc. has developed a new breakthrough bladeless turbine
technology. It is a patented propulsion turbine, which some believe may revolutionize
electrical power generation and low-cost hydrogen fuel production.
Propulsion Turbine- IAUS’S unique turbine has many advantages over
traditional turbine designs. Rather than relying on turbine blades to spin the
turbine cylinder, IAUS's Propulsion Turbine is designed to turn the cylinder
without blades. IAUS’S turbine efficiencies are very similar to expensive,
high-end, multi-stage turbines; however, IAUS’S turbine is low-cost and operates
minus most of the expensive surrounding components and maintenance issues.
Traditional turbine performance relies upon the environment within its blade
chambers. Super-heated, high velocity steam particles are continuously striking
the titanium turbine blades to turn the shaft. If steam condenses on the blades,
a sharp drop in efficiency and damage to the turbine can result. Traditional
multi-stage turbines require dry, high-quality steam.
IAUS's new turbine is structurally unaffected by low quality steam. It blows the
energy away from its components instead of on them to turn the shaft. It is
smaller than traditional turbines, less expensive, and requires very little
maintenance. Unlike traditional turbines, IAUS’s turbine can operate without
corrosion or system failure on both high quality and low quality steam. It has
bi-phase flow capability.
IAUS Turbine Eliminates Need for Boiler- IAUS’S proprietary turbine steam
cycle does not need an expensive, sophisticated, high-maintenance boiler.
Instead IAUS’s turbine operates on high-pressure, super heated water
(supercritical fluid) from a series of smaller, high-pressure tubing, which is
much safer, less expensive and easier to manage. The expansion or phase change
(flashing) from water to steam happens right in the working chamber of IAUS’S
turbine. It makes the Balance of Plant (BOP) steam production and monitoring
equipment less complicated. These are significant advantages over traditional
boiler systems required by conventional turbines.
Modular- IAUS’s turbine can be custom designed for smaller to medium size
applications. This allows for staging power in and out and inexpensively
segmenting a power plant into smaller sectors which improves issues of downtime
while offering low-cost redundancy.
Manufacturing Lead Time- Typically, a traditional turbine requires an
18-24 month lead time from order to delivery. IAUS’s turbine production lead
time is a fraction of this.