Skinner SBV18

In turbine applications where rugged and dependable performance with low capital investment is critical to your operation, the wise choice is a Skinner SBV18 Vertical Single-Stage Steam Turbine.  

Over the years customers have designated Skinner as the driver of choice for their rotating equipment.  As a result, they obtained power solutions for their unique operations within an affordable budget and with prompt delivery schedules.  They gained a steam turbine with maximum system output with optimum use of energy that made them proud of their eco-friendly production achievements while increasing profit margins.   More importantly, we gave them reliability  to help them enhance productivity and boost earnings.   

To date more than 20,000 of our turbines have been built and installed throughout the world providing customers with many years of outstanding operating performance driving pumps, fans, blowers, compressors, mills and electric generators.

The  SBV18 is the vertical configuration of our SB18 using a lubrication system. It is a driver for a majority of pump applications up to 300 horsepower, ideally suited for smaller vertical pump, fan or compressor drives. Its simplicity makes it the preferred driver in this power range. This unit is rated for up to 600 psig at 650°F inlet pressure and temperature, and up to 250 psig exhaust pressure. Additionally, 90% of the parts of the vertical SBV18 turbine are interchangeable with the horizontal SB18 unit.

Standard Features

  • Woodward TG-17 oil relay governor.
  • Positive overspeed trip.
  • Antifriction ball bearings.
  • Bearings with minimum 50,000 L10 rating.
  • Axially split case for ease of maintenance.
  • Multiple carbon ring gland seals with stainless steel spacers
  • NEMA Standard Support Arrangement.
  • Large bearing housing with optional lubrication systems.
  • Wheel with stainless steel blades.
  • Large efficient nozzles with steel reversing nozzle.
  • Cage guided throttle valve.
  • 17-4 stainless steel turbine shaft.
  • Simplicity of design assures reliability and low maintenance.
  • Positive seating tight shutoff valve
  • Stainless steel strainer.
  • Sentinel warning valve.
  • Condensing or non-condensing.
  • Optional exhaust location.
  • Optional rotation.

Optional Accessories

  • Special Purpose Governors
  • Automatic Remote Start-Up and Shut-Down Systems
  • Oil Mist Lubrication or Greased Lubrication Systems
  • Safety Shut-Down Systems
  • Hand Valves
  • Steam Seal Piping
  • Special Shaft Extensions
  • Blanket Insulation
  • Baseplate
  • Steam Gauges and Thermometers
  • Tachometers
  • Special Materials
  • Electronic Controls
  • Complete Package Systems

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