Steam Turbine Basics

Steam Turbine Basics

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 This lesson describes the basic operation of a typical power plant’s steam turbine and identifies the functions of its critical components. • Describe the role of the steam turbine in power plant operations • Describe the basic design of turbine rotor bearings • Identify the purpose of the stationary blades • Identify the function of the main steam stop valves • Describe the purpose of the steam chest and control valves • Identify the primary function of the turbine lube oil system • Describe the role of the emergency lube oil pump