Pelton Turbine Demonstration Unit
Small scale hydropower unit designed to demonstrate the operating principles of an impulse turbine.
Transparent guarding allows excellent visibility of the pelton wheel operation.
Mounts on a dedicated service unit.
Connects to a PC via the service unit and a USB interface device.
Determining the characteristics of the turbine, including the relationships of volume flow rate, head, torque produced, power output and efficiency to rotational speed.
Comparison of throttle control and spear valve control of the speed of a Pelton Turbine.
The Pelton Turbine consists of an inlet manifold which supplies water to a spear valve which allows users to vary the jet cross section while maintaining the water velocity. The runner itself is mounted in a clear acrylic enclosure to allow maximum visibility of the workings.
The unit incorporates a pressure sensor to measure the inlet condition of the water. This pressure can be accurately controlled using the software supplied with the service unit.
Maximum Power: 23W
Maximum Speed: 3800rpm
Maximum Torque: 0.20Nm