Joe Best

(757) 419-8408

jbest008@odu.edu

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/holcroft/holcroft.htm

there are references that can be followed e.g. this one:

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/The_Engineer_1946_Jul-Dec

We are continuing to work on our rotary steam engine. Still having problems with monotube steam control and the motor valve has been leaking but we hope to fix both problems in time…

see brief steam power at the end of this clip: https://vimeo.com/143061778

Regards. Matthew.

Lets take steam at 20Â°C and 2.56 kPa pressure and it has to be compressed to 1 bar and above. In a 100% efficient system, the power consumption should be calculated in this way. First, lets take gross enthalpy of steam at 20Â°C which is 2534.7 J/g and the gross enthalpy of steam at 1 bar pressure and 100Â°C is 2675.3 J/g. Therefore, with an ideal system, the power consumption to compress steam @ 1 kg/sec is 140.6 kW.

I just want to know if we calculate the power consumption by a steam compressor by this way, is it right? If yes, then thanks! But, if not, then how it should be calculated.

I also want to know what should be the possible power consumption in reality for such a system to complete the same task. ]]>

Thanks

Steve

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