To study the operation of a Pelton Wheel Turbine.
To determine the Output Power of Pelton Wheel Turbine.
To determine the turbine efficiency.
Utilities Required :
Water Supply and Drain.
Electricity 5 kW, 440V AC, Three Phase.
Floor Area 1.5 x 0.75 m
Pelton Wheel Turbine is a tangential flow impulse turbine. The water strikes the buckets along the tangent of the runner. The energy available at the inlet of the turbine is only kinetic energy. The pressure at the inlet and outlet of the turbine is atmospheric. This turbine is used for high heads.
The present set-up consists of a runner. The buckets are mounted on the runner. The water is fed to the turbine, through SS nozzle with a SS spear, by means of Centrifugal Pump, tangentially to the runner. Flow of water into turbine is regulated by adjusting the spear position by the help of a given hand wheel. The circular window of the turbine casing is provided with a transparent acrylic sheet for observation of flow on to the buckets. This runner assembly is supported by rigid MS structure. Load is applied to the turbine with the help of this brake dynamometer so that the efficiency of the turbine can be calculated.
|Technical Details :|
|Output Power : 1 KW|
|Discharge : 350 LPM (approx.)|
|Supply Head : 30 M|
|Speed : 1000 RPM (approx.)|
|Nozzle : Material Stainless Steel|
|Spear : Material Stainless Steel|
|Dynamometer : Rope Brake type,|
|Discharge Measurement : Pitot Tube with Manometer|
|RPM measureme : Digital RPM Indicator with Proximity sensor.|
|Sump Tank : Capacity 200 Liters|
|Water Circulation : Centrifugal Pump, CRI/Standard Make, Capacity 5 HP
3 Phase 2800 RPM.