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Demonstration Reaction Turbine (SMT-FM-17)
Investigation of a compressed air driven radial
Transparent housing for observing the operating
Rotor with 4 outlet nozzles.
Application of load to the turbine by means of a hand
Setting of the primary pressure with the pressure
Determination of the torque on the turbine shaft
using a force sensor.
In reaction turbines, the static pressure of the working medium in front of the rotor is higher
than that behind it. In pure reaction turbines with a degree of reaction of one, the entire
pressure energy in the rotor is converted to kinetic energy. This compressed-air driven
experimental unit can be used to understand turbines. SMT-FM-17 is a single-stage, pure
reaction turbine with a horizontal shaft. The rotor of the turbine has four outlet nozzles and
is installed in a transparent housing. The air flows radially through the rotor and expands and
accelerates as it exits through the outlet nozzles. The exiting air flow drives the turbine rotor
according to the reaction principle. A band brake is used to apply a load to the turbine.