Hydropower Turbines Articles

  • How RNRG`s Hybrid XT Solutions Can Keep Your Turbine Output from Freezing Over This Winter

    At RNRG’s headquarters in Hinesburg, Vermont, the hillsides are painted with the vibrant hues of autumn. While breathtakingly beautiful, nature’s colorful display is also a reminder that winter is right around the corner. As the first frost looms, now is the perfect time to consider Hybrid XT Turbine Control ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • No Place Is Too Far

    The remote location of hydropower stations is often a great challenge when major repair work is necessary. The refurbishment of a large generator in the Scottish Highlands shows how Sulzer finds cost-effective service solutions even in places miles from nowhere. Much of the UK hydroelectric capacity was built during the 1950s. These installations have performed extremely well, especially ...


    By Sulzer

  • Cam correlation analysis using Acoustic discharge measurement

    The low head hydro power plant in Wettingen, Switzerland, is in operation since 1933 and no effective cam optimization has been carried out up to now. The goal of the measuring campaign was to provide data enabling an economic study for a retrofit and upgrade project of the plant and the measurement of the efficiency improvement of turbines after refurbishment. The contribution discusses cam ...


    By HydroVision GmbH

  • EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

    The European Commission (EC) announced November 18 it had given priority status to ISLES, a cluster of Irish Sea grid projects which would transmit power from proposed Irish offshore wind farms to the UK grid. There are currently five Irish offshore windfarm projects for a total 2.6 GW of capacity. The inclusion of ISLES in the EC’s list of “projects of common interest” allows ...

  • Sliding pressure turbine integrated with seawater desalination facility (multi-effect distillation - med)

    Abstract This paper presents the technological features of the MED desalination plant integrated with a sliding-pressure ultra-supercritical steam turbine plants of the Tianjin project, in which the MED desalination units operate with a wide range of steam pressures. In general, clean and cost-effective power generation is of paramount importance to cope with the the increasing ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Hydropower installation

    DSEP100 Mains Decoupling Relays for hydropower projects in remote locations in the Cumbrian Lake District, UK.  Old decommissioned water wheels in Ambleside, Blencathra and Langdale have been recently refurbished and brought back into use as sophisticated hydropower turbines which are now working in parallel with the grid, ...

  • Pump as turbine implementation in a dynamic numerical model: cost analysis for energy recovery in water distribution network

    In complex systems characterized by the presence of private tanks and water scarcity conditions, water managers usually apply intermittent distribution, trying to reduce the water volumes supplied to the users and pipe leakages, or use pressure reduction valves for controlling pressure in the network. The application of pumps as turbines (PATs) appears as an alternative and sustainable solution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to assess the effectiveness of energy management processes in water supply systems

    The main objectives that generally motivate the implementation of energy management strategies, suggestions of possible assessment criteria and corresponding performance measures are presented in a systematic way. A methodology based on the hydraulic energy balance along water pipe systems and four performance indices to assess energy efficiency is established. This methodology is applied to a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kelag demonstrates hydro power know-how in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Austrian energy companies are increasingly helping to expand the hydro power capacities in the Balkans. On the River Ugar, which today marks the border between the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska, the Novakovici runof- river power plant has been delivered by a subsidiary of the Carinthian utility company Kelag, InterEnergo. In a normal year, the high-pressure plant, ...

  • The Real Cost Associated With Neodymium Wind Turbines

    According to a research organized by a group of UK scientists, it is predicated that 15% of the country’s energy requirements in the year 2020 are expected to come from renewable energy sources. They have also considered about the wind farms that are popping in every corner of the country to come into this conclusion. These reports have created several contradictions among people as well. ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Are wind turbines economically viable in Britain?

    If Britain establishes wind energy as their main energy source, they will be able to create a large number of new job opportunities. This can provide a huge influx of job opportunities in the short run since the implementation of wind turbines require a lot of manpower. Moreover, the maintenance of these wind farms can give life to a considerable amount of sustainable jobs. Monitoring the wind ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Pumps as turbines (PATs) in water distribution networks affected by intermittent service

    A hydraulic model was developed in order to evaluate the potential energy recovery from the use of centrifugal pumps as turbines (PATs) in a water distribution network characterized by the presence of private tanks. The model integrates the Global Gradient Algorithm (GGA), with a pressure-driven model that permits a more realistic representation of the influence on the network behaviour of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Weir floway case study

    When Weir Floway wanted to introduce an in-house PMI (Positive Metal Identification) facility, the handheld Niton XL3t XRF analyser provided the perfect solution. Weir Floway produce vertical turbine pumps from a variety of metallurgies ranging from copper alloys to superaustentics, super-duplex, and stainless steels. Their products are utilised for applications including mining, oil and gas, ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • Development of a self-rechargeable digital water flow meter

    The objective of this paper is to present the feasibility of a self-rechargeable digital water flow meter (SRDFM) system for water pipes using the latest data processing and wireless communication technologies while causing negligible water pressure drop (head loss). The system uses a Pelton turbine generator to power the electronic circuit, which processes and transmits the signals generated by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new design of a highly efficient hydraulic turbine on the basis of the specific hydrodynamic effect

    Traditional free flow turbines slow down water stream using its kinetic energy. This article describes a method for deriving energy from a free water stream using a unique hydraulic turbine which unlike traditional hydraulic turbines speeds up the water stream using potential energy thanks to a specific hydraulic effect. The article also describes a method of mathematic calculations of output ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radius Systems’ bespoke engineered PE Systems bring cost savings and environmental benefits to water customers

    Radius Systems are currently supplying innovative pipeline solutions for two large diameter water projects: a new hydro electricity scheme in Gerlan, North Wales and the rehabilitation of a large diameter pipeline in the Severn Trent Water area. Working together with the Derwent Hydro project team to develop an optimised system for the new hydro electricity pipeline in Gerlan, Radius Systems are ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Energy recovery potential using micro hydropower in water supply networks in the UK and Ireland

    The supply and treatment of water is a highly energy intensive process, resulting in large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions as well as incurring large economic costs. Both governments and water service providers worldwide recognise the need for more sustainable water supply systems. In recent years, the use of hydropower turbines within water supply networks has been shown as a viable option ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydro power myths Explains why various schemes such as a pool pumps or rain gutters or pumping water to a tank will not work

    Making electricity from falling water can seem like magic, and that’s led to lots of misconceptions. Here, we’ll separate fact from fiction when it comes to what microhydro systems can and cannot do. Residential-scale microhydro-electric systems have the reputation of being the holy grail of home renewableenergy (RE) systems. While they lack some of the hype, magic, and bling of ...

  • Eco House, Lanarkshire

    A Gaia-Wind turbine is the principal wind energy source in this eco house in Scotland. The house is all electric, consuming 50% of produced energy, and offsets 16 tonnes of CO2 annually. Average annual energy production: 28,000 kWh Background Mr Taylor is an architect by profession. He designed his own eco house incorporating a Gaia-Wind turbine as the principal wind ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • VSC with a T-connected transformer-based electronic load controller for an isolated asynchronous generator feeding three-phase four-wire loads in a micro hydro system

    This paper deals with a novel solid state controller (NSSC) for isolated asynchronous generator (IAG) feeding three-phase four-wire loads driven by constant power prime movers, such as uncontrolled micro hydro turbines. AC capacitor banks are used to meet the reactive power requirement of the asynchronous generator. The proposed NSSC is realised using a set of IGBTs (insulated gate bipolar ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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