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Publication numberUS848157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1907
Filing dateAug 20, 1906
Priority dateAug 20, 1906
Publication numberUS 848157 A, US 848157A, US-A-848157, US848157 A, US848157A
InventorsJohn G Callan, Henry J Hanzlik
Original AssigneeGen Electric
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elastic-fluid turbine.
US 848157 A
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, No. 848,157. PATENTED MAR. 26, 1907.





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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented March 26, 1907.

Application filed August 20. 1906. Serial No. 331.273.

Be it known that we, JOHN G. CALLAN and HENRY J. HANZLIK, citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, at Lynn, county of Essex, State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Elastic-Fluid Turbines, of which the following is aspecification.

This invention relates to engines driven by an elastic Huid, such as steam, and has especial reference to steam-turbines of the horif blocks 2 3,

zontal type.

The object of the invention is to facilitate the removal of the u per half of the casing without disturbing t e piping in order to give ready access to the packing and other internal parts.

Furthermore, it aims to locate the valvegear in a position Where it will not be eX- posed to dirt or injury and yet will be entirely accessible.

Incidentally it strives to produce a design which gives a neat and attractive appear-l ance.

To this end the invention consists in a construction wherein the valve-gear is located in the lower lpart of a illow-block, and the nozzles and nozzle-,va ves are arranged in 'the lower half of the turbine, thecasing being divided in two on a horizontal line and the pipin being connected with the lower half.

n the accompanying drawing, Figure lis a side elevation of a orizontal ysteam-pr- 1g.

the oil-pump on a larger scale. Fig. 4 is an end view of said pump, partlyin section; and Fig. 5 is a longitudinal vertical' section on the line55,Fig.2. v

The' bed-plate 1 is 'referably a hollow casting, `and to-it .are astened the pillowin which is journaled the horizontal shaft 4. The bucket-wheels 5 are secured to said shaft and carry atwo or more rows of.

buckets 6, coperating rows of intermediates 7. to said buckets through nozzles 8, opening from a steam-chest 9, each valve'being'conwith one Aor more trolled by itsl valve 1 0. 'The'.bucket-wheela' weight l5 ,each of which operates a hoo adapted' to engage with a slide .Steam is supplied l are inclosed in a casing 11, which iscomposed of two parts meeting on a preferably horizontal diametrical plane. The casing is preferably cylindrical, or substantially so, yand has suitable heads 12. Suitable packing surrounds the shaft at the point where it `passes through said heads. The steam-chest 9 is preferably integral with one head, being'lo cated in the lowerhalf thereof below the shaft. The steam-main 13 connects with the upper part of said steam-chest and is controlled by a throttle-valve 14,' which can be opened and closed either by a hand-wheel 15 or automat- -ically, as by release and fall of weight 15. position of the' steam-main brings` The low this hand-wheel within easy reach ofthe engineer. The valve is preferably provided with an emergency mechanism of some aproved type for closing it automatically-as, j or example, by releasing the aforesaid The stems 18 of the nozzle-valves 10 open through stuffing-boxes 19 in the cover 20l ofthe steam-chest and extend across the space lbetween said chest and thepillow-block 3, into the. lower part of which they enter.

Suitable mechanism for operating the valvestems is housed inthe hollow pillow-block below the shaft-bearing. In the' drawings we `have indicated mechanism 'similar vto'that `shown in the ending application of JohnG. Callan, Seria transverse shaft 21, carryin eccentricsv22,

-'bar or dog23,

with Valve-stem, By means of this' mech- 1n case the engine attains anex- 'cesslve speed. This mechanism may con- 24, connected No. 276,656.5, comprising a f tails form no part of the present invention,)

the nozzle -galves are Iopened 4'and closed in- .'vice 25, mounted on the end of the shaft andI anism, (which is ynot fully shown, as its `deconnected with thevalve-controlling mechanism by a rod 26, lever 27, link 28, and crank 29. There is ample room inside the pillow-block for a Valve-gear of the type here used, and at the same time the arrangement utilizes for the gear space already .necessarily usedby the pillow-block. The gear is entirely unobtrusive and is securely protected from y dust and dirt and mechanical injury. It is easy of access' for oiling and in operation and repair through openings in the front and sides of the pillow-block closed by the cover 30 and doors 31.

Lubricant is supplied to the bearings of the machine by an oil-pump mountedV on the pillow-block andcomprising two geared rotary elements 32 33, driven by the shaft 21 and delivering oil or other lubricant through a conduit, which is provided with arelief or bypass valve 34, loaded with a spring 35, which can be adjusted from outside the casing by a stem 36.

- At some suitable point on the casingvwe locate `a stage-valve 37. In case the secondstage nozzles are located in the upper haii` of the shell this entails placing the stage-valve in this half also,'as illustrated in the drawings, though it is evident that if the second-stave nozzles are arranged in the lower half t .e stage-valve will be correspondingly shited. When placed in the upper half, a small, pipe 38 will be run to it, and this necessitates making said pipe in two lengths, coupled by a union 39 st about the height of the split in the shell, so that said pipe may be readily broken when the upper half of the shell is to be removed. It will be notedthat this is the only steam connection that has to be dis-` turbed when the shell is to be opened. The

4o invention therefore provides for the ready ins ectionof the parts by the easy removal of tlie upper half of the shell, protects the valvegear from dirt and injury by housing it in the otherwise useless space inside the pillowblock, brings said gear andthe throttlevalve down Within-convenient reach of the operator, and enhances theA attractive appearance ofthe machine. y

In accordance with the provisions of the 5o patent statutes we have described the principle of operationof our invention, together wlth the apparatus which we now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but We desire to have it understood. that the apparatus shown is only illustrative and that the invention can be 'carried out by other What we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters'Patent ofthe United States, is 1-. An elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, 'having a casing for the bucketwheels divided in two Aon the plane of the shaft, a steam-chest at one end of the lower part of said casing, nozzles leading from said chest into said easing, and valves in said chest controlling said nozzles.

2. -An elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, having av casing for the bucketwheels divided in two on the plane of the shaft, nozzles and nozzle-valves at one end of said casin in the lower part thereof, and an exhaust-pipe leading from the same part of said casing near its other end.

3. An elastic-fluid turbine, comprising a bed-plate, pillow-blocks secured thereto, a shaft journaled in said pillow-blocks, bucketwheels on said shaft, a casin y `secured to said bed-plate between said pi low-blocks and surroundin said bucket-wheels, said casing being divi( ed in half on the plane of the shaft, and one half only having a steamchest and exhaust-pipe connected therewith.

4. An elastic-Huid turbine, com rising a bed-plate, pillow-blocks secured t ereto, a shaft journaled in said pillow-blocks, bucketwheels on said shaft, a casing secured to said bed-plate between said pillow-blocks, and surrounding saidv bucket-wheels, said casing being divided in half on the plane of thc shaft, steam admission and exhaust connections entering one half of said casin f, a stagevalve connected to the other .ha f, and a small pipe for supplying steam to said stagevalve having'a couplin-g to enable it to be disconnected to permit the removal of' that half of the casing carrying thestage-valve.

v5. An elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, having its valve-operating mech anism housed in one of its pillow-blocks.

6. An elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, having a casing for the bucket- Wheels located between the pillow-blocks,

valves having stems extending from said.

casing to one of said pillow-blocks, and valveo ierating mechanism inclosed in said pillowblock. i

7. In an elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, the combination with a hollow .pillow-block having openings in its walls, of l valve-operating mechanism incloscd in said pillow-block, and valve-stems entering said pillow-block.

8. In an elastic-Huid turbine of the horizontal type, the combination with a hollow pillow-block, of valve-operating mechanism. housed therein, a shaft journaled insaid pillow-block, and a s eed-responsive device mounted on said sha tand controlling said mechanism.

9. An elastic-fluid turbine of the horizontal type, having its steam connections and nozzle-valves below its main shaft, and its valve- 1o block, ofl a mechcnigl valve-operatinggear o eratin'g mechanism housedl ina; pillowhoused therein ahd'comprisin @transverse b ock underneath one of the `journal-bearir1gs shaft, and rotary oil-pump a jacent tofsaid of said'sheift. v v pillow-block and connected With said Shaft. 10; In 'an elastic-fluid turbine, the comb'-V In Witness whereof we have hereunto set 5 nation with a. mechanically-o erated velveour hands this 15th da of August, 1906. fear includ-ing a driven sha Lof,- a rotary JO N yGr. CALLAN. ubricating-purnpv'ctuated by said shaft. HENRY J. HANZLIK.

11. In an elastic-Huid turbine of the hori- Witnesses: f zontal type, the combinationfwith a pillow- JOHN A. MoMANUs, Jr. f


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