Design of 1000-MW Steam Turbine-Generator Unit for Ravenswood No 3

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J. M. Driscoll

Mechanical Engineering Department, Consolidated Edison Company, New York, N. Y.

C. D. Wilson

Steam Turbines, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

L. T. Rosenberg

Turbine-Generators, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

J. Eng. Power 86(2), 209-218 (Apr 01, 1964) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3677580 History: Received May 08, 1963; Online January 10, 2012


Consolidated Edison’s 1000-mw steam turbine-generator unit for Ravenswood No. 3 will operate on a 2400-psig, 1000/1000 F steam cycle. Arrangement is close-coupled 3600/1800-rpm, cross compound, with all five turbines double flow. Both generators are of fully supercharged, hydrogen-cooled design. At each end of the 3600-rpm shaft are direct-driven half-size boiler-feed pumps while the big units two gear-driven exciters are in tandem at the generator end of the 1800-rpm shaft. The three double-flow, low-pressure turbines use 40-in. exhaust spindle blades. This world-record unit incorporates design features to assure fast starting and loading, high reliability, and efficient performance.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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