Steam Turbine

A steam turbine generator is a device that uses steam to rotate a turbine generator to produce electricity.

Steam turbines use water that is heated to extremely high temperatures and converted into steam to rotate the blades of a turbine, in order to create mechanical or rotational energy.  This rotational energy caused by the high pressured steam turbine is used to generate electricity in an attached generator. Steam turbine generators require an outside fuel source to heat water into the steam needed for electric production.

Steam turbine generators account for about 85% of the electricity produced in the United States.

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A step-by-step guide to steam turbine generators

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Steam turbine generators come in many shapes and sizes, but all follow the same fundamental law’s of physics to generate electricity.
 
To learn more about how a simple turbine generator produces electricity, with the help of simple diagrams and a step-by-step guide please visit our page that describes how a turbine generator works. Then, use the information you learned about turbine generators and apply your knowledge to how a steam turbine works.
 
You can also click the links above to learn more details and facts about steam turbine generators and why they produce more electricity in the world today than any other type of turbine generator.