Novel small turbine design

14 October 2008

PCA has applied for a patent for a variable flow, low specific speed turbine suitable for small scale power generation. Potential applications are:
  • Organic Rankine Cycles;
  • Waste Heat Recovery;
  • small scale Combined Cycle;
  • Combined Heat and Power. 
The turbine is primarily intended for gaseous applications: air, refrigerants or steam in particular, but could be developed for incompressible fluids.  It is expected that the turbine design will be most suitable for power in the range 1 - 250 kW, and should be capable of connection to an alternator without a gearbox. 
Although in an early stage of development, PCA are happy to correspond with interested, potential clients with a view to considering the granting of manufacturing licences.