Skinner Steam Turbines

In turbine applications where rugged and dependable performance with low capital investment is critical to your operation, the wise choice is a Skinner Single-Stage Steam Turbine.  With a heritage in steam-driven equipment dating back to 1868, Skinner has earned a solid reputation in building single-stage steam turbines for clients around the world. Their steam turbine technology has continually advanced from the first Delaval-based designs and the Dean Hill turbines acquired in the early 1960s to a position of state-of-the-art leadership.  Over the years thousands of customers have designated Skinner as the driver of choice for their rotating equipment. As a result, they obtained power solutions for their unique operations within an affordable budget and with prompt delivery schedules. More importantly, Skinner gave them reliability to help them enhance productivity and boost earnings.

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To date more than 20,000 turbines have been built and installed throughout the world providing customers with many years of outstanding operating performance driving pumps, fans, blowers,

compressors, mills and electric generators. These turbines have served faithfully day and night under the most demanding conditions from steaming tropical heat to frigid wintry gale


  • Air Actuator with Digital Positioner
  • Positive overspeed trip
  • Sleeve type journal bearings
  • Kingsbury thrust bearing
  • Horizontally split case for ease of maintenance
  • Multiple carbon ring gland seals
  • Centerline support system
  • Forced Feed Lubrication System
  • Large bearing housing with constant level oilers and integral cooling water jackets
  • Forged wheels with stainless steel blades
  • Nozzle ring with steel reversing segment
  • Cage guided throttle valve
  • 17-4 stainless steel turbine shaft
  • Design assures reliability and low maintenance
  • Stainless steel strainer
  • Sentinel warning valve
  • Condensing or non-condensing
  • Optional exhaust location


  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Pulp & Paper Mills
  • Sugar Mills
  • Steel Mills
  • Palm Oil Processing
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Educational Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Biomass Operations
  • Waste-to- Energy Plants
  • Combined Cycle Plants
  • Distilleries


In addition to their own high quality products, Skinner provides “drop-in” *equivalents and spares for the following brands:

  • Elliott
  • Westinghouse
  • GE
  • Carling
  • Hayward Tyler
  • Terry (models: Z-1, ZS-1)

  *MXQ is not affiliated with Elliott®, Westinghouse®, GE®, Carling®, Hayward Tyler®, or Terry®

Steam Turbines Models

The S-Series models feature sleeve bearings and are generally in compliance with applicable API standards. The SB-Series models feature ball bearings and are a more economical choice for most applications.  The S-18 and SB-18 models are the bread and butter drivers for a majority of pump applications up to 400 horsepower. Available in foot-mounted or centerline-mounted configurations, these machines are ideally suited for smaller pump, fan or compressor drives and for small electric generator sets. The simplicity of the SB-18 usually makes it the preferred driver in this power range.  The S-23 and SB-23 models are mid-range machines for applications requiring up to 900 horsepower.  These machines produce substantial power for low steam pressure applications and are less expensive than our larger machines. They are also available in foot-mounted or centerline-mounted configurations.  The work-horse of our line is the S-28 model, which can produce up to 2000 horsepower. Its larger size also allows for better efficiency. Aside from driving pumps, fans and compressors, it is widely used for electric generator sets.  While all the above-mentioned models are in regular production at our factory, Skinner also makes several other single-stage turbine models. These include the S-11 and SB-11, the SBV-18 and the SK-25.  The S-11 and SB-11 are usually replacement drivers for small lubrication pumps requiring 50 horsepower or less. The SBV-18 is the vertical configuration of our SB-18, and it uses an innovative greased lubrication system.  The SK-25 is our largest machine and it is rated at up to 3000 horsepower. It is most likely to be considered for special purpose applications or large electric generator sets.