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ET 810 Single-Cylinder Steam Engine
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Thermal Engineering and HVAC / Power Engines and Machines /

The unit contains the key components of a steam power plant: a gas-heated boiler, a double-acting single-cylinder piston steam engine with generator, a condenser and a feed water supply with tank and pump. All necessary safety devices are fitted.

Learning Objectives / Experiments
- Recording of a vapour pressure curve
- Effect of re-evaporation
- Effect of addition of cold water
- Determination of the fuel consumption
- Determination of the amount of steam generated
- Determination of the power output
- Determination of boiler efficiency
- Determination of condenser performance

[1] Double acting, single-cylinder steam engine
[2] Flame tube-flue tube boiler for generation of saturated steam, gas heated
[3] Atmospheric condenser
[4] Front panel with process schematic
[5] Micromotor as engine load
[6] Measurement of temperature, pressure, flow rate, voltage, and current
[7] Determination of amount of steam via condensate
[8] Fuel: propane gas, 50mbar initial pressure

Technical Data

Steam engine

- power: max. 5W

- speed: max. 1200min-1

- cylinder: 19mm bore, 19mm stroke

- max. consumption: 1kg/h saturated steam, 4bar
Gas-heated boiler

- heated area: 438cm²

- operating pressure: 4bar

- transfer area: 80cm²

- cooling water consumption: 100L/h
Gas connection 3/8”L (propane or butane)

Measuring ranges

- temperature: 8x -20...200°C

- pressure: 0...6bar

- flow rate: gas: 15...120L/h, water: 10...105L/h

- voltage: 0...10VDC

- current: 0...250mA


Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h: 800x800x1600mm
Weight: approx. 88kg
Required for Operation
230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase
Cold water connection, bottle of propane gas
Scope of Delivery

1 trainer

1 measuring cup, 2000mL

1 set of hoses

2 bottles of oil

1 manual

Order Details
061.81000  ET 810  Single-Cylinder Steam Engine