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Performance Tests of a Small, High-Speed Steam Engine
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1970 by SAE International in United States
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Performance tests of a small, high-speed, uniflow steam engine (expander) are described and theoretical and experimental results compared. The engine delivered a maximum of 10.7 hp at 2100 rpm with superheated steam at 230 psi. A minimum steam consumption rate of 23.2 lb/hp-hr was measured at 40% cutoff with 590 F superheated steam. The mechanical efficiency of the engine was determined as 92% and overall engine efficiencies of over 70% were measured. Problems in the engine design uncovered in the tests involving the valve arrangement for short cutoffs are discussed.
CitationBurkland, C. and Halbach, C., "Performance Tests of a Small, High-Speed Steam Engine," SAE Technical Paper 700159, 1970, https://doi.org/10.4271/700159.
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