FLUID MECHANICS > Turbine test set





The set is designed for studying the Kaplan turbine characteristics under various flow rates and heads.

The unit consists of a storage tank, a pump, a turbine, a dynamometer, a generator, and measuring instruments. Direct coupling generator with clutch is provided to simulate actual turbine generator operation. Power output at various flow rates, heads and speeds can be measured by either dynamometer or generator output. The adjustable guide vanes direct water helically to the runner.

The unit is on wheels.

Instruction manual is also included.

  • Torque vs speed at various heads and flow rates

  • Power output vs speed for various heads and flow rates

  • Efficiency vs speed for a given head and flow rate

  • Overall turbine generator efficiency

  • Racing characteristics

  • Turbine
- Construction:  Fixed blade stainless steel runner
 :  Bronze casing with 10 adjustable guide vanes and transparent window to observe runner and guide vane position
 :  Stainless steel shaft with mechanical seal
-  Turbine ratings:  Maximum power over 1500 W of mechanical output
 :  Maximum power approx. 3500 W of electrical output
  • Motor
:  7.5 kW
  • Generator
:  1.5 kW, 220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz.
  • Electrical load
:  Lamp bank
  • Water storage tank
:  1
  • Dynamometer
:  Water cooled stainless steel mechanical brake with anti-splashing system
  • Measuring instruments
-  Torque:  Spring balance
-  Pressure:  Pressure gauge
-  Sensors with digital display:  Voltage and current for electrical power output
 :  Flow rate and speed
  • Power supply
:  380 V, 3 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
  • Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH: 110 x 180 x 175 cm
  • Net Weight:  Approx. 450 kg
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