Bladeless Turbine- Coal-fired steam plant turbines are costly, high maintenance, large, difficult to manufacture, extremely temperamental, and dangerous. IAUS’s patented, bladeless turbine has none of these issues. While maintaining similar efficiencies as today’s expensive steam turbines, IAUS’s turbine is small, low-cost, scalable, 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. As mentioned, it is smaller than traditional turbines, less expensive, and requires very little maintenance, and because of its low-pressure working chamber, it is much less dangerous. Also, 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 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. This 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 in on-site equipment.
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.
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