Steam Turbine Technology

Department Publications


Technical Publications

Contact Information

Klaus Brun, Ph.D.
Program Director
Machinery Program
(210) 522-5449

Test specimens, used to obtain critical material properties, are trepanned from aged rotor periphery at plane of balance.

Since the turn of the last century, steam turbine generators have earned an enviable reputation for economy and reliability in converting heat energy to electrical energy under the most exacting service conditions. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides expertise and extensive laboratory facilities to meet the challenges imposed in the design, assembly, and reliable operation of turbines of all sizes.


SwRI can offer you a full range of capabilities and experience in rotating machinery technologies including becoming an extension of your SwRI department.

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