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K4545 - Gas Turbines Energy Powerhouses

Gas Turbines Energy Powerhouses
Item No. K4545

Gas Turbines Energy Powerhouses

Series: Show Me Science Advanced Technology
Item No: K4545
Length: 16 minutes
UPC: 709629045453
Copyright: 2010
CC: Yes
MARC Record: Yes
Language: English
Grade Level: 6-12
Age Range: 12-18
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In a gas turbine, the linear motion of gas causes rotors to spin, ultimately creating electricity. The forward rotating blades pump air under high pressure into the combustion chamber where natural gas ignites on contact with the air. At 1,500 degrees Celsius, the stream of gas rushes past the rear turbine blades, causing the entire rotor to spin. A generator transforms that rotational energy into electricity. This program shows the extreme precision required to build a turbine, how it works and how it's used.


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