Ural engineers assembled the smallest turbine yet
A turbine is a mechanism that converts the kinetic energy of steam, gas or water into the mechanical work on the shaft. Steam, water or gas act on the blades fixed on the rotor, which makes them move and the movement generates electricity.
The PTM-30 turbine has a diameter of only half a meter and a capacity of 30 kilowatts (existing small turbines have a capacity of 100 kilowatts and more), which is enough to supply energy to a house with a floor area of 300 square meters. According to Dmitry Benemansky, the deputy director of the UrFU media center, the turbine, unlike its foreign counterparts, operates without fuel oil. It makes it possible to reduce the risk of fire to a minimum, and since there is no reducer in the turbine the noise level is lower.