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  • Steam turbine - machine that generates electricity transforming internal heat power from steam to mechanical power and then electrical power
  • Micro turbine - steam turbine that generates electricity aprox. up to 1MW
  • Pressure regulator - valve that regulates pressure, usually of steam
  • Small steam turbine - steam turbine that generates electricity aprox. up to 15MW
  • Pressure reducing valve - valve that reduces pressure
  • Back pressure turbine - steam turbine that uses steam from the output for other production cycle
  • Steam valve - valve that operates under steam conditions
  • Micro turbine generator = microturbine
  • Pressure control valve = pressure regulating valve
  • Steam turbine efficiency - internal efficiency of a steam turbine, can be measured at diffent places, e.g. trubine, coupling, generator
  • Steam turbine power plant - power plant that uses a steam turbine to convert energy from fuel into electricity
  • Steam relief valve - emergency valve that relieves steam when necessary
  • Steam turbine generator = steam turbine
  • Steam regulating valve - valve that regulates steam input
  • Types of steam turbines - backpressure turbine, condensing turbine
  • Steam turbine parts - specific parts of a steam turbine, such as casing, blades, rotating parts, gear, coupling, oil system, control system etc. that creates the whole unit
  • Pressure reducing station - system which reduces steam pressure, it can be a steam turbine, a cooler or reducing valve
  • Low pressure steam turbine - a turbine that is constructed to run under low pressure parameters
  • Multistage turbine - a turbine that has more then one row of bladewheels
  • Steam reduction - process that reduces steam pressure
  • Steam turbine control system - system of a steam turbine that controls all important aspects of the turbine during its startup and operation
  • Steam turbine overhauling procedure - service or maintenance of steam turbine, that has to be carried out in order to maintain safe running of the ST