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British Ljungstrom Marine Turbine Co

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1918. From Kempes Directory.
1918. From Kempes Directory.

of 22 Billiter Street, London, EC3

British arm of the Swedish company

The company built Ljungström turbines. In this type of turbine, all the blading revolves (rather than only half the blades as in most turbines) - one half revolves in one direction and the other half in the other, so that the relative speeds of the two sets of blading is doubled and a closer approximation to the correct relation of the speed of steam and blading than is possible in the conventional type. A necessary result of this arrangement is a Ljungstrom turbo-alternator has two output shafts, one for each set of blades.[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1918/05/07