Steam Turbine Performance in Europe

Today’s innovation model is more collaborative than ever. In order to innovate successfully, research at GE Global Research in Europe is done through collaboration with customers, partners and a network of universities. In 2010, GE’s European Research Center started its first direct cooperation with a university in Poland, a research program with the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) on steam turbine performance.

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Steam turbine research conducted in a dedicated lab. Photo by Silesian University of Technology

With Eastern European universities increasingly welcoming collaborations with business, we look forward to broadening our research on areas of interest in that region. Research can be done more effective when you have the right talents working together and with the appropriate infrastructure set up. If you think about steam turbine flow measurements, you are talking about the necessity of a small-size power plant to achieve significant results. Our collaboration with SUT in Gliwice, gives us access to exactly those key elements: their specialist knowledge and the test set-up in house. Combined with GE’s experts, this is a formula for success.

To learn more about the partnership, take a look at this blog post written by Professor Sławomir Dykas, Institute of Power Engineering and Turbomachinery at the Silesian University of Technology.

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