Gas turbine is a combustion engine that can convert natural gas or other liquid fuels to mechanical energy. This energy then drives a generator that produces electrical energy. It is electrical energy that moves along power lines to homes and businesses.
To generate electricity, the gas turbine heats a mixture of air and fuel at very high temperatures, causing the turbine blades to spin. The spinning turbine drives a generator that converts the energy into electricity.
The gas turbine can be used in combination with a steam turbine—in a combined-cycle power plant—to create power extremely efficiently.
I.Air-fuel mixture ignites,
* The gas turbine compresses air and mixes it with fuel that is then burned at extremely high temperatures, creating a hot gas.
II.Hot gas spins turbine blades.
* The hot air-and-fuel mixture moves through blades in the turbine, causing them to spin quickly.
III.Spinning blades turn the drive shaft.
* The fast-spinning turbine blades rotate the turbine drive shaft.
IV.Turbine rotation powers the generator.
* The spinning turbine is connected to the rod in a generator that turns a large magnet surrounded by coils of copper wire.
V.Generator magnet causes electrons to move and creates electricity.
* The fast-revolving generator magnet creates a powerful magnetic field that lines up the electrons around the copper coils and causes them to move.
* The movement of these electrons through a wire is electricity.