Novel small turbine design
Posted on 14th October 2008
PCA has applied for a patent for a variable flow,
low specific speed turbine suitable for small scale power generation. Potential
- Organic Rankine Cycles;
- Waste Heat Recovery;
- small scale
- 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.