Turbine vs Turboexpander - What's the difference?

turbine | turboexpander |


As a verb turbine

is .

As a noun turboexpander is

a centrifugal or axial-flow turbine through which a high-pressure gas is expanded to produce work that is often used to drive a compressor.

turbine

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of various rotary machines that use the kinetic energy of a continuous stream of fluid (a liquid or a gas) to turn a shaft.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines' have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin ''turbo'', meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a ' turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}

    Derived terms

    * wind turbine * gas turbine * steam turbine * water turbine * turbo-

    Anagrams

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    turboexpander

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia turboexpander)
  • A centrifugal or axial-flow turbine through which a high-pressure gas is expanded to produce work that is often used to drive a compressor.
  • Synonyms

    * expansion turbine