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

  • Wind turbine controlling of the future

    Higher, more robust, more reliable: Parallel to the growing requirements for wind turbines, the requirements for monitoring sensors grow as well. But how can wind sensor manufacturers fulfil these wishes? And how should a future wind sensors look like? After analysing the current conditions and trends on the wind energy market, our CEO Klaus Hirzel compiled a wish list for future wind sensors. ...

  • Idaho Water District’s new Hydroelectric project - case study

    This Irrigation District north of Twin Falls installed a new run of the river hydroelectric facility. In order to protect their new turbines, they installed this Traveling Water Screening System. The majority of debris consists of weeds, tumbleweeds, aquatic plants and urban debris. The 5 screens at this location drop debris on a 60’ long conveyor. The conveyor carries the debris to an ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Reduction in water losses in water distribution systems using pressure reduction valves

    Water loss is a phenomenon frequently observed within water distribution systems (WDSs), that is considerably worsened by an excessive pressure throughout the network. As an alternative option to pipe replacement, the use of pumps working as turbines, throttle control valves (TCVs), or pressure reduction valves (PRVs) can be used to reduce leakage. For a preassigned number of these devices, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • QUA’s FEDI Chosen for LNG Refinery

    Project Background Sabine Pass, a large LNG refnery in the United States, required a membrane desalination solution to cater to its extensive process water needs in order to produce a large amount of liquefed natural gas for export.  The water is used for injection for compressor turbines for methane, propane and ethylene, wash water for gas turbines and other utility make-up ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mining landfills and using the methane & garbage for Energy

    The revolutionary process of turning all waste into energy using RCBC Global Inc. technology will change the way we handle waste for the rest of time. RCBC has the power to mine existing landfills and use the garbage and methane for energy. We have a unique, tried and true system. It has had 30 months worth of tesing on 61 different fuels. These test results have proven to have a much lesser ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Energy Efficient Vertical Turbine Pumps Promote Sustainable Mining Efforts

    The computational fluid dynamics process advances highly efficient pump designs for difficult applications. Energy is a strategic input for the mining industry in Latin America and worldwide. Mining requires large amounts of energy, which drives up total operational costs. In Chile, mining companies consume 34 percent of the total energy produced in the country and spend approximately ...

  • Assessing the viability of microhydropower generation from the stormwater flow of the detention outlet in an urban area

    Small-scale hydropower is the generation of electrical power of 10 MW or less from the transformation of kinetic energy in flowing water to mechanical energy in a rotating turbine to electrical energy in a generator. The technology is especially useful when installed with a stormwater infrastructure in countries teeming with abundant rainfall. It is upon this concept that this study is being ...


    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

  • Usages of free-flow hydraulic turbines and boosting their energy efficiency

    The article analyses engineering solutions of free-flow hydraulic turbines and ways of making them more energy efficient through application of the hydrodynamic effect of boosting the flow power. Keywords: energy; energy efficiency; capacity; power; turbine; free-flow; flow; water wheel; depth; hydrodynamic; effect; feedback; hydraulic jump MAIN PART ...


    By IWA Publishing

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