Propeller Turbine Demonstration Unit
Self contained, small scale hydropower unit designed to demonstrate the operating principles of a propeller turbine.
75 litre water reservoir.
Circulating pump which produces 14m head at 4.4 litres/second.
Loaded by a magnetic brake unit which is controlled direct from the PC
Links to a PC via a USB interface.
Electronic sensors monitor process variables.
Supplied with full education software package including comprehensive results processing and help facilities.
The Propeller Turbine consists of a framework base which houses a large water reservoir and a circulating pump. A stainless steel top supports the turbine itself and a dynamometer assembly The propeller itself is housed in a clear acrylic pipe to allow maximum visibility of the workings. The unit incorporates a paddle wheel type flow meter and a pressure sensor to measure the inlet condition of the water. The dynamometer module incorporates a magnetic type brake which applies load to the turbine. The level of braking is controlled directly from the software. A load cell measures the braking force, and hence the power, and an optical sensor measures the rotational speed of the turbine.
Maximum Power: 55W
Maximum Speed: 8500rpm
Maximum Torque: 0.60Nm