Steam Turbine Overview

Steam Turbine Power and Performance


GE is a world leader in the development and application of steam turbine technology, with more than 530 GW of steam turbine capacity from more than 6,000 installed units since 1901. Our combined-cycle steam turbines are specifically configured and designed to contribute to highly efficient and cost-effective combined-cycle plants when they are paired with our gas turbines in varied plant and site conditions.

Steam Turbines

Steam Turbine Solutions to Meet Your Power Needs


The combined-cycle steam turbines in our portfolio are configured to deliver the best performance for your combined-cycle plant in today’s demanding energy environment. They accommodate a broad range of site conditions and your operational needs.

We work with you every step of the way to provide a highly efficient steam turbine that integrates smoothly with your gas turbine and with overall plant operations. Our steam turbines deliver serviceability and reliability.

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Experience, Strength, and Stability 

Built upon more than a century of steam turbine experience, our steam turbines are engineered with proven design practices and manufactured with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Modular product configurations deliver customization options with reliable, proven components. 

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6,000+ Largest steam turbine fleet in the world.

Enhanced Efficiency Through Advanced Technology 

High-Efficiency Steam Paths

Advanced high-reaction and impulse steam path technology ensures high efficiency for any application. To maintain efficient bucket and nozzle sealing, integral cover buckets are used throughout the turbine sections. This allows continuous circumferential sealing and multiple seal teeth at each stage. The integral covers on buckets and nozzles provide superior mechanical damping and tip sealing control. 

Advanced Sealing Features

Maintaining radial clearances and sealing are critical factors in achieving optimum performance. Our turbines employ a combination of labyrinth, brush, abradable, and active retractable sealing technologies to reduce leakage and control clearances within the steam path. 

Broad Family of Last-Stage Blades

The proven last-stage blades in our broad portfolio enable optimization of low pressure exhaust for air-cooled, cooling tower, and once-through condenser applications.

 

 

 

Response to Industry Needs

Steam Turbines for High-Energy Steam Cycles

Our turbine configurations and materials support the latest generation of high-efficiency combined-cycle plant bottoming cycles with elevated steam temperatures and pressures.

Modular Architecture Using Proven Components 

Robust configurations that meet your unique project demands merged with combined-cycle system integration experience translates into advanced plant operability and combined-cycle performance.

Comprehensive Customer Service

Our global services network provides on-site repairs, anywhere in the world, with the right equipment and more than 500 specialized engineers.

GE has been producing steam turbines and generators since 1901

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