The S220 Rankine cycle steam turbine teaching equipment is designed for the demonstration of a true Rankine cycle steam plant. The equipment helps students in understanding the thermodynamic cycle that describes the process through which mechanical work is extracted from a fluid. This process is generally used by certain heat engines including steam turbines. The training equipment allows students to investigate the cycle thermal efficiency, turbine torque/speed, and power/speed characteristics. It allows similar experimental procedures to full-size plants.
With a combination of digital and analog displays, students can easily evaluate the recorded parameters. The equipment has an optional power generation module that allows teachers to demonstrate the electrical power generation process. Optional computerized data acquisition is also available for further analysis of the measured data.