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Demonstration Pelton Turbine

The Demonstration Pelton Turbine provides a simple low cost introduction to turbine performance.

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F1-25

FLUID MECHANICS F1-10 Accessory
F1-25 Demonstration Pelton Turbine - Issue 19

The Demonstration Pelton Turbine provides a simple low cost introduction to turbine performance.

Ordering Specification

• Turbine wheel inside cast housing with acrylic panel to allow viewing
• Mechanical force measured using dynamometer and spring balances
• Inlet pressure gauge
• Quick release fitting for easy connection to hydraulics bench
• Educational Software available as an option

Description

This accessory comprises a miniature Pelton wheel with spear valve arrangement mounted on a support frame which locates on the Hydraulics Bench top channel.

Mechanical output from the turbine is absorbed using a simple friction dynamometer. Pressure at the spear valve is indicated on a remote gauge.

A non-contacting tachometer (not supplied) may be used to determine the speed of the Pelton wheel. Basic principles of the Pelton turbine may be demonstrated and, with appropriate measurements, power produced and efficiency may be determined.

Technical Details

Item Value
Speed range: 0 to 2000 r.p.m.
Brake power: 10 Watts
Pressure gauge range: 0 to 25m H2O
Force balance range: 0 to 10N x 0.1N
Number of Pelton buckets: 16
Diameter of Pelton wheel: 123mm

Demonstration Capabilities

> Determining the operating characteristics, i.e. power, efficiency and torque, of a Pelton turbine at various speeds.

Requirements

F1-10 Hydraulics Bench

Shipping Specification

Individual accessories on request

Overall Dimensions

Individual accessories on request