Steam turbines are not new now as they have been powering our world since decades. But did you know when was the first steam turbine made? But before jumping into that aspect, let’s know more about the steam turbines first.
A steam turbine generally refers to a mechanical device which is used to produce thermal energy using high pressure steam and convert it into rotary motion. Its modern demonstration was devised by Sir Charles Parsons in the year 1884.
In other words, this turbine system is a kind of thermal engine that gets much of its improvement in thermodynamics efficacy through the employment of various stages during the expansion of the steam. Over the years, there have been several changes that have taken place such as the replacement of reciprocating piston steam engine due to its higher thermal efficiency and greater power-to-weight ratio.
The first such device may be marked as a reaction steam turbine was not majorly different from a toy, named Aeolipile, described in the 1st century by Greek mathematician Alexandria in Roman Egypt. Almost 1000 years later, Spanish naval officer Blascode Garay devised a primeval steam machine to drive a ship in the port of Barcelona.