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SST-600 Industrial Steam Turbines

Up to 100 MW

Whether you need power generation for independent power production or for any
industrial application, the SST-600 offers you the flexibility, reliability and economy
of operation you demand.

The SST-600 range: proven design for a

wide range of applications
The SST-600 is a single-casing steam turbine,
designed for operation with speed ranging
from 3,000 to 15,000 rpm for generator or
mechanical drive up to 100 MW. It covers
industrial applications such as:
Compressor drive
Generator drive
Boiler feed water pump drive
for chemical and petrochemical industry,
pulp and paper mills, steel works, mines,
or in power plants, seawater desalination
plants, solar thermal power plants, and
waste-to-energy, e.g. waste incinerators.

Industrial Steam Turbines

Answers for energy.

Design features
The SST-600 single-casing steam turbine is used for both condensing and back-pressure applications, either
geared or directly coupled. Turbine design is in accordance with DIN or API standards. The turbine is built up
from pre-designed modules combined to a single unit for optimum matching of the required parameters.

The SST-600 turbine can be equipped with impulse

control stage and reaction blading fixed in blade carriers.
Steam is led into the turbine by one or two emergency
stop valves, which, together with the control valve chest,
form an integral part of the turbine casing.
The intermediate section of the turbine can be equipped
with one or two internally controlled extractions and
number of bleeds as required. The exhaust section is
prepared for axial, downward or upward connection for
condensing, while for back-pressure application upward
or downward connection is provided.
The casing is supported by a front bearing pedestal to
absorb axial movements and a fixed rear bearing pedestal. Bearing pedestals are fixed on the base frame or
directly anchored to a concrete foundation. Turbine
auxiliary systems are also pre-designed into modules
covering the complete range of turbine sizes.
Operational flexibility
The turbine concept together with its modular configuration ensures high stress absorption during turbine
operation whilst maintaining high flexibility in design.
The design with outer casing or the combination of the
inner and outer casing substantially reduces thermal
and pressure stress. Together with the unique bearing
pedestal design and its arrangement, this improves the
operational stability and reliability of the turbine.

Modular layout and compact design


Typical dimensions for

a 35-MW steam turbine
L Length 15 m / 49 ft
W Width 6.5 m / 21 ft


H Height 4.5 m / 15 ft

1 Steam turbine
2 Speed reduction gear

3 Generator
4 Base frame with integral oil unit
5 Condenser
6 Condensate and vacuum pump
Typical layout for turboset with a SST-600 condensing steam turbine

Flexible design for individual customer needs

Variable inlet control valve configuration and high flexibility for arrangement of controlled extractions
and bleeds guarantee an optimum performance for almost all requirements in regard to plant configuration
and operational conditions.

Technical data
Power output up to 100 MW
Speed from 3,000 to 15,000 rpm
Live steam conditions
Pressure up to 140 bar / 2,000 psi
Temperature up to 540 C / 1004 F
Bleed up to 5 at various pressure levels
Controlled extraction (single or double)
Pressure up to 65 bar / 945 psi
Exhaust steam conditions
Pressure up to 55 bar / 800 psi
(All data are approximate and project-related.)

Design features
Customized steam path
Single casing
Axial or radial exhaust

High reliability/availability
High efficiency
High quality standard
Variable layout
Remote control
Wide application range

Optimum performance

Layout concepts

Resonance-proof blades configured into groups mounted into separate blade carriers support the optimization
of the complete steam path, which, together with the
advanced design of the blades themselves, underpins
the turbines extremely high efficiency. Standardization
of the blading ensures operational reliability. The drum
rotor is designed to ensure that it is not sensitive to
shaft vibration, reinforcing the reliability of the turbine.

The versatile design of the turbine and its auxiliaries provides for a wide range of layout concepts and solutions,
where the most typical are standardized.

Modular arrangement

For the conventional arrangement with downward

exhaust for back-pressure, condensing applications
and large direct-coupled generator drives, the
turbine stands on a pedestal-type support.

The turbine consists of three main modules: inlet, intermediate and exhaust sections, which are available in
various sizes and configurations.
The complex inlet section consists of emergency stop
valve, control valve chest, internal casing with blading
and external casing.
The intermediate section can be designed for straight
flow, or equipped with bleeds and/or controlled extractions as required for the specific application.
A wide range of exhaust sizes and types is available for
back-pressure and condensing applications.

For direct-coupled turbines or mechanical drives, the

core turbine is mounted on a separate base frame. For
geared turbines, the turbine is placed on a common base
together with the gearbox. For small condensing sizes,
even the condenser can be integrated in the base frame.

For ground-level installations,

the turbine is equipped with
axial or upward exhaust,
yielding substantial savings
in foundation and building
cost. For the axial exhaust
alternative, the embedded
bearing is supported by
the exhaust casing itself.
Where space is restrictive,
an arrangement with downward exhaust and underslung
condenser can be selected.

Easy installation and maintenance

Mounting the turbine on a separate base frame or on the common frame with gearbox enables easy transportation
and installation of the turbine at site.
The core turbine arrives ready assembled together with the
electrical installation, which substantially shortens the time
needed for fitting on the foundations as well as connection of
the turbines I&C systems into the plant circuit. Features such
as a horizontal casing split, independently accessible bearings
etc. ensure easy and rapid maintenance. Additionally, the guide
blade carriers enable easy maintainability or further modifications of the steam path.

SST-600: Steam turbine generating set in a power plant in Austria

Reference examples
SST-600 has been sold for a rich variety of applications around the world. The following references are typical examples
of this versatility of application.

Power plant in Gvle, Sweden: 24-MW condensing steam turbine

for district heating

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Port Dickson, Malaysia: 44-MW steam turbine package for an oil refinery
with turboset and air blower

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