• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turbine-pump a pump in which water is raised by the inverted action of a turbine-wheel
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. turbo, turbinis, a whirl—turbāre, to disturb—turba, disorder.


In literature:

Mechanical pumps, operated by turbine wheels, pump the water from the rivers if a lift be required.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Everything seemed in perfect order up to the turbine pumps.
"Tight Squeeze" by Dean Charles Ing
With each turbine is installed a separate direct-acting steam pump for circulating oil for starting up.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
In turbine ships the cooling water for the condensers is circulated by powerful centrifugal pumps driven by subsidiary engines.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
The main condensers, with their circulating pumps and air pumps, were placed in the turbine room.
"Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'" by British Government
These pumps are constructed on the turbine principle.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
The reciprocating pump is a reversed pressure engine, and the centrifugal pump a reversed turbine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
Pompe turbine Centrifugal pump; turbine pump.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
In hydraulics there are rams, water closets, pumps, and turbine water wheels.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In news:

Intake air is compressed by a centrifugal pump, which is driven by an exhaust-energized turbine.
Spinning the supercharger's turbine with compressed air makes a heck of a racket, but it works to pump oil through the system.
Engineered for small flows at medium to high heads, the Magnatex MPT series regenerative turbine vane pump is close-coupled, magnetically driven and sealless.
We have three cooling water pumps to circulate cooled water from cooling tower's cold water basin into steam turbine condenser and vice and versa.
Air compressors and pumps are the most common steam turbine drive applications in process industries.
What developed was a watering system comprised of a pump, solar panels or small wind turbine, motion detector and a backup power battery box.
Because it is a pumped storage project with no natural inflow, the reservoir level can be raised and lowered with the reversible pump turbines at the project.
Engineers wielding pumps, dams, and turbines have long pursued the potential of "free" energy harnessed from kinetic ocean forces, such as tides and waves .