Microsteam Turbine

Boost your steam system performance

A robust addition to recover all your wasted energy

The Microsteam® Turbine (MST) is a compact energy recovery system.

It generates electricity from pressure and flow energy previously wasted in your steam system’s Pressure Reducing Valve.

By delivering pressure and flow to the downstream process, the untapped potential energy of your steam is passed through the MST to produce electricity.

Example Case Study

Your current steam installation is upgraded with the Microsteam® Turbine. It will experience a pressure drop of 200 to 125 (PSIG) at a steam flow of 20,000 lbs per hour.

The key results wil be:

  • 2.3MM kWh generated per year
  • 1,797 tons of CO2 avoided per year

This is the equivalent of:

  • 183,441 Gallons of gasoline consumed
  • 296 Homes’ electricity use for one year
  • 198,273,828 Number of smartphones charged


Technical specifications

High Efficiency Components

  • Radial Flow Outflow Turbine: 80% max*
  • Epicyclic gear box @ 300 kW rated
  • Induction Generator: 96% at 275 kWe

Full Load Operation

  • Power Output: 275 kWe (@ 480 V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase)
  • 2,400 MWh annual generation (@ full capacity)
  • Steam heat rate: 3,690 Btu/kWh

Operating Parameters

  • Maximum inlet pressure: 350 psig
  • Minimum discharge pressure: 1 psig
  • Typical letdown duty (inlet/outlet, psig): 350/100, 150/30, 125/15

Compact Design

  • Installs through standard door
  • Minimally invasive to existing steam system
  • 34″ x 42″ x 78″ vertical configuration

Robust construction

  • 20+ year lifetime
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Tolerant of poor-quality steam
  • Stainless steel nozzle

Control system

  • PLC with color display
  • Pre-wired, factory-tested
  • Single-button startup
  • Automatic synchronization
  • Unattended operation
  • Hardwired safety trips

Electrical considerations

  • Pre-wired, factory-tested instrumentation
  • Quick connect cables
  • Plug-and-play
  • Minimum installation costs

Quiet operation

  • 85 dBA untreated acoustically

*Turbine efficiency is dependent upon pressure ratio. Third party study verifies maximum efficiency.
**Flow conditions outside of this flow range may be acceptable.