Definition: All machines through which a liquid (partially loaded with solids) flows and which are used for exchanging mechanical energy and flow energy by means of an impeller, are referred to as turbomachinery.
Turbomachinery operates with blades, vanes or rotor blades as the central element that creates a pressure difference between the inlet end and the outlet end. Application areas include wind turbine generator systems, hydro turbines and steam turbines.
Turbomachinery is differentiated into two functions:
- Driven machines such as pumps or ventilators deliver media.
- Power movers such as steam or wind turbines generate different types of energy.