TQ2679 : Science Museum - steam turbine

taken 4 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Science Museum - steam turbine
Science Museum - steam turbine
This is Parsons radial flow 100 kW turbine built for Cambridge Power Station in 1891. The original Parsons turbines were axial flow but he lost control of his patents for a while and built the alternative radial flow design. This was largely a dead end and the axial flow machine now holds sway in sizes up to 1800 MW.

The Cambridge turbine was the first condensing steam turbine and the first to exceed the efficiency of the reciprocating steam engine.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2681 7918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8407N 0:10.4751W
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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