Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

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thanh-cuibap
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Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

Post by thanh-cuibap » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:58 am

Hello everyone !! anyone can tell me : comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines, which higher performance ??

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Re: Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

Post by Ian S C » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:20 am

In general the steam engine will be the more powerful, but it has the problem of having to have a boiler which takes up lots of space, and in larger sizes the operator must have a boiler certificate, and the boiler has to have an annual boiler inspection and certification. Boiler explosions are rare these days, but 200 years ago this was one of the main reasons Robert Stirling built his engine, as deaths from boiler explosions was quiet common. The efficiency is fairly similar with an unpressurised Stirling Engine. A pressurised Stirling Engine is more able to be compared to the internal combustion engine in power and efficiency.
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Re: Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

Post by thanh-cuibap » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:40 am

Thank you !

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Re: Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

Post by Alfista » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:58 am



thanh-cuibap,
I would like to refer to an earlier post comparing steam and stirling :
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2073#p9924

and a youtube video of a micro steam power plant :
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Re: Comparison between the power of steam and stirling engines

Post by thanh-cuibap » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:29 am

I like it !!! thank Alfista

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