steam drive

steam drive

[′stēm ‚drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
Any device which uses power generated by the pressure of expanding steam to move a machine or a machine part.
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In steam flooding, sometimes known as steam drive, some wells are used as steam injection wells and others are used for oil production.
The steam drives turbines which generates electricity enough for 20,000 homes.
The steam drives a turbine, which produces electricity.
In summer, the steam drives absorption chillers; in winter, its heat is exchanged into heating for the building.