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.