British Westinghouse: Electricity Generation and Transmission
This is a subsection of British Westinghouse
A major part of the activities of British Westinghouse
Subsequently formed a major part of this type of work in Metropolitan-Vickers
Westinghouse in the USA took out a licence to produce Parsons turbines.
The first two turbine generators made at Trafford Park were for the savoy Hotel in London. Between 1902 and 1908 83 turbines had been made.
It was decided to adopt Rateau-type impulse stages at the inlet end of some turbines, followed by Parsons-type reaction blading. Experience with impulse blading led Trafford Park to adopt it throughout the turbines, in place of reaction blading.. In the USA, Westinghouse continued to favour reaction blading.
Sources of Information
- '1899-1949' by John Dummelow, Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, 1949