Analysis of Changes in the Performance Characteristics of Steam Turbines

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K. C. Cotton

Turbine Performance Engineering, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

P. Schofield

General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Eng. Power 93(2), 225-237 (Apr 01, 1971) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445554 History: Received July 29, 1970; Online July 14, 2010


The proper analysis of routine steam turbine performance test data can afford valuable information on the internal condition of a steam turbine. This paper outlines the theory behind the analysis of test data together with several case histories illustrating the use of the analysis to pinpoint various steam turbine problems.

Copyright © 1971 by ASME
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