In my last blog I wrote about visiting a local middle school to give a talk on ‘What is Turbomachinery, and How Does It Work?’ The quiz at the end of the talk was for the students to list all the turbomachinery in their home. I had a few examples in mind to get the list started but was impressed with how long of a list we were able to generate after the students thought about it for a while. Since then the list has grown to include 40 items. I will present those 40 below, but first let me repeat the assignment and the ground rules to see if you can think of more:
- List every piece of turbomachinery in your home.
- Inside and outside (in your yard is OK).
- Positive displacement equipment is OK to list.
- Don’t include turbomachinery in your cars or any vehicle or wheeled yard equipment (that’s another list…)