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Tesla Turbine / Boundary Layer Turbine / Teslajet Turbine, Spooling up on 20kW of steam, approx. 300C at 40psi boiler outlet conditions with surges of water from monotube boiler heating up. Bicycle disk brake rotor is working as a fan at these high rpms preventing turbine run away. Turbine appears to be putting out around 1kW shaft power or around 5 percent thermal efficiency of energy conversion.

In response to questions, here's a couple links to Capstone Turbine videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGW_hgbQ03M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqaPtzIXxzU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFBnGCm5QKs

The goal of these (my) turbine tests is to come up with a home scale turbine power system, akin to the much larger Capstone turbines. High rpm, low torque, ~10kW power.
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