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Author Topic: Could you power the internet using steam?  (Read 942 times)
Charlie Knill
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 03:55:17 pm »

I got the information about steam turbines havig been replaced since the 1980's by gas turbines and diesel engines from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_turbine which is probably not the most reliable source of information.
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Dr Fidelius
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2016, 04:10:10 pm »

I got the information about steam turbines havig been replaced since the 1980's by gas turbines and diesel engines from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_turbine which is probably not the most reliable source of information.

The page that says "Because the turbine generates rotary motion, it is particularly suited to be used to drive an electrical generator – about 90% of all electricity generation in the United States (1996) is by use of steam turbines"

Or are you talking about the use on boats, in a mobile situation where weight is more important than power output, and which is irrelevant to internet infrastructure.
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2016, 04:16:15 pm »

The quote about turbine use since the eighties seems to be referring directly to ships.
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