Flash Steam Power Plant

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Flash Steam power plant process diagram - DOE EERE 2012


Flash steam plants are the most common type of geothermal power generation plants in operation in the world today. Fluid at temperatures greater than 360°F (182°C) is pumped under high pressure into a tank at the surface held at a much lower pressure, causing some of the fluid to rapidly vaporize, or "flash." The vapor then drives a turbine, which drives a generator. If any liquid remains in the tank, it can be flashed again in a second tank to extract even more energy.<Expansion depth limit exceededExpansion depth limit exceeded/>

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