Home built steam turbine running generator, powering light bulb and fan

Operational test of turbine and generator with new curved blade rotor. I also changed the ratio of the turbine to generator to 4:1. I’m Happy with the result…
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http://www.greenpowerscience.com/ This is a larger Steam Engine I have. It was tested at 80 PSI and has a lot of torque. The Permanent Magnet motor is a 1HP …

43 thoughts on “Home built steam turbine running generator, powering light bulb and fan

  1. @MisterDirectX11 the flicker is caused by the frequency of the generator
    and the camera’s refresh rate being perfectly or near synchronous. much
    like the blades of a propeller or a helicopter rotor to appear stationary
    when turning at a certain rpm.

  2. that is wounder-full. I am a believer in solar thermal Gen-sets, cannot
    build my own , commercial system of 5 to 10 Kwatts are 20K dollars in USA ,
    i am in the middle east ,and that is a fortune to waste on a none stable
    system, a Gasoline Gen-set is a lot cheaper , and the market window has
    disappeared as Iraq settled down. still there is a market, but with those
    prices ,…. never I encourage you to continue and hope for you all the
    best , and if there is any thing i can do please email.

  3. I would suggest you get a 3 phase motor and connect your turbine to it,
    then convert it to DC so you can take the DC and make 60 Hz AC you can get
    better energy results from it

  4. What type of turbine is this? Do you have a link or a design i can look up?
    Great job btw, and thanks :)

  5. Why does the light flicker so much? Is it unstable frequency or too low
    voltage? Or voltage dips because of the pump?

  6. HI, thanks for watching. The turbine is a simple design, made of two
    aluminum pieces machined to accomidate the rotor, and bearings on each end.
    I have a video of how it goes together, and an early optest with LP air, as
    well as a video of the rotor which I re-designed with curved blades. All of
    the videos are on my channel, sohackitj

  7. Thanks, I saw your interest in johnnyq90’s turbine. In the future I plan on
    re-designing the turbine to increase the efficiency and hopefully get more
    power from it. I’m also working on a condensate system to complete the
    steam cycle and re-use the water.

  8. Hi, thanks for the interest in my video. Since I made this video, I reduced
    the ratio from 4:1 to approx 3:1, and shot both the generator and turbine
    with a digital RPM gauge. At 60hz the generator spins at 3600 and the
    turbine at approx 10,200. I can run the turbine by itself and attain rpm’s
    of 15,000 or greater.

  9. 40% of ocean waves are NON STOP they have been in motion since water has
    been on Earth & will continue to do so until the end of Earth. 40% of ocean
    wave action will power all the worlds energy needs FOREVER , without
    pollution & end poverty by putting ^$ILLION a year back into the worlds
    economy. This technology has been known since 1799 !

  10. Unless you can build a large and elaborate solar array to reflect light to
    a super heater, photovoltaic panels are lest costly, easier to maintain,
    and more efficient. There are no moving parts in panels, and moving parts
    are the weakest link in virtually any power generation system. A
    reciprocating engine is expensive to operate and maintain, and there are
    considerable losses of energy expended on the friction of the moving
    parts. A turbine is a far more effective and efficient, when a stable and
    continuous level of power and speed are required. The point is – it is
    more efficient to capture energy and to convert it ONE TIME, than to keep
    converting it over and over again. A photo voltaic directly converts light
    energy to electric power – which then can be utilized as needed. Using
    Steam requires the light to heat a medium, vaporize it, transfer it to
    mechanical energy, then convert the mechanical energy to electric power.
    Look at all of the extra processes required to do the same thin as a PV –
    which can do the same thing in one step. Steam would make sense if
    there is waste energy that can be utilized, or sunlight is not available. 

  11. @HonKyTanKMaN Only causes a problem if hes switching direction in rotation
    or possible at the start otherwise shouldnt be a problem.

  12. @trance183 The camera is a Casio Exilim EX-F1, Id does HD, SD and Super
    high speed slow motion. Canon Makes some WONDERFUL still cameras that
    double as AMAZING HD CAMCORDERS. Search Canon EOS 7D one youtube, you will
    see some amazing night shots. I think SLR styled cameras will take over the
    camcorder market on the upper end. I also have an Canon XH1A, good for low
    light, but the EOS has it beat, half the price too. The Casio is not a good
    low light camera but great for SLOW MOTION.

  13. AAAYYY ! uh ! whre the heck is the steam ? this is useless. wheres the fire
    and smoke ??? The hard part is making enough steam to make a useable amount
    of power

  14. Stop calling your pneumatic engines ‘steam’ engines!! I am sick of
    searching for steam engines and getting your channel…

  15. could you use huge funnel shaped mirrors to concentrate the heat of the sun
    into an area used for heating the water to turn it into steam?? ahha…that
    could be true free energy! just curious if you think this could work?

  16. Working on a source. The smaller ones are difficult to find (excluding toy
    versions). Lower velocity and volume of steam cannot keep a turbine
    spinning with a load. They will make a lot of noise and get good RPM (toy
    versions) but are less efficient than a steam engine. Large scale the
    turbines are more efficient and lower maintenance. The solar required
    (tipping point to efficiency) is around 10 sq M of sunlight to activate a
    reasonable turbine.

  17. steam engines have been around a couple hundred years, what interests me
    more is the solar powered boiler. what is your idea. have you mocked up and
    test to see what your output would be. what size do you expect it will need
    to be to produce any useful power?

  18. I think you need an idler pulley on your chain if you ever plan to set this
    up for any long term use. That chain looks like it wants to fly off at you!

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