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HYDROACTION will develop a methodology for optimizing the design of hydro turbines up to 5 MW, with regard to productivity and cost. The standardisation and application of the methodology will contribute to the development of cost-efficient, tailor-made turbines for small hydro plants with optimum performance.

The optimization methodology will be developed using CFD analysis tools and will be adapted for three turbine types; Pelton, Turgo and Matrix. Then it will be validated by constructing and testing scaled models for all turbine types.

It is foreseen that the application of the methodology will increase the productivity from 3 to 5%, thanks to the increase of the efficiency and the extension of the operating range.


source: ANDRITZ Hydro GmbH
source: ANDRITZ Hydro GmbH