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The mass rate of flow into a steam turbine is 4500 kg/h and the heat transfer from the turbine is 8.8 kW. The following data are known for the steam entering and leaving the turbine.

Inlet Exit
Pressure 20 bar 1 bar
Temperature 420 C
Quality 100%
Velocity 60 m/s 150 m/s
Elevation above datum 5 m 3 m

Determine the output power of the turbine.

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The output power of a steam turbine is determined based on the mass rate of flow and heat transfer.

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The useful power can be determined by applying the equation of energy:
steam (water) mass flow rate (kg/s)

inlet specific static enthalpy (and similarly for the outlet) (kJ/kg)

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