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Micro-Hydro Pelton Turbine Manual Design, Manufacture and Installation for Small-Scale Hydropower

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ISBN-10: 1853394602

ISBN-13: 9781853394607

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jeremy Thake

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Micro-hydro is a useful way of providing power to houses, workshops or villages that need an independent supply. For many remote areas beyond the reach of a national grid, micro-hydro is the only economic option. Where flow is limited, but high heads are available, the Pelton wheel is one of the most useful turbines. The "Micro-hydro Pelton Turbine Manual" is written to enable the reader to design and manufacture Pelton turbines with capacities from a few hundred watts to around 100kw, though much of the information is relevant for larger units too. Aimed at readers with a general engineering workshop background, the emphasis is on simple technology, so that the turbines can be made in…    
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 8.19" wide x 11.69" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.408

Jeremy Thake , a mechanical design engineer, has worked for a technology organization, DCS, in Nepal for six years in micro-hydro systems. He currently works for a renewable energy consultancy, IT Power.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Pelton Turbine
Basic Theory
Turbine Selection
Design
Manufacture
Installation, Commissioning and Testing
Maintenance and Problem Solving
Conclusion
Appendix: Standard Units, Formulae and Notation
Appendix: Derivation of Formulae
Appendix: Full System Calculation Spreadsheet
Appendix: O-ring seals
Appendix: Keys and Keyways
Appendix: Limits and Fits
Appendix: Specific Speeds
References
Glossary
Index