Flash steam

Flash steam plants are the most common type of geothermal power generation plants in operation today. Fluid at temperatures greater than 360¡F (182¡C) is pumped under high pressure into a tank at the surface held at a much lower pressure, causing some of the fluid to rapidly vaporize, or "flash." The vapor then drives a turbine, which drives a generator. If any liquid remains in the tank, it can be flashed again in a second tank to extract even more energy.
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