The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Hydro Power Technical Committee
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780965176507
Format: PDF
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Suitable for individuals who design hydro power facilities, maintain and procure equipment, or produce and distribute electricity, this book presents an overview of some of the best practices.

Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes

Author: Luis Rodríguez
Publisher: Practical Action Pub
ISBN: 9781853396465
Format: PDF
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Small hydro power installations have the potential to provide a renewable supply of energy to people in remote, hilly communities, far from the national grid. This book is based on the authors' considerable experience of installing hydroelectric schemes that produce up to 500 kW for powering small communities. It describes not only the electro-mechanical equipment and how it is installed, but also the correct siting of the installation and how to design and build the channels leading up to the turbine so as to optimize performance. These civil works can be carried out by local manpower, using materials that are usually available locally. Chapters cover the main components of small hydroelectric plants from the intake and the headrace channel, via the conveyance channel, to the forebay tank, penstock, turbine, and generator. Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes is essential reading for engineers, NGO managers and consultants planning and implementing micro hydro schemes. `This book's strength is that it is based on years of experience out in the field of designing micro hydro systems that work.' Dr Arthur Williams, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK `For remote communities lucky enough to live near hill streams or rivers, micro-hydro power is the most cost effective way of generating electricity. And it is clean energy. But it takes years of experience and skill to design the weirs, canals and spillways that are needed. Experienced practitioners take you through the whole design process, with drawings and calculations, so that anyone with good practical building skills can learn enough from the many years of knowledge crammed into this instruction book to build a solid scheme, without over-spending.' Ray Holland, Manager, EU Energy Initiative, Partnership Dialogue Facility

Planning and Installing Micro Hydro Systems

Author: Chris Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317813839
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An essential addition to the Earthscan Planning & Installing series, Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems provides vital diagrams, pictures and tables detailing the planning and installing of a micro-hydro system, including information on the maintenance and economics once an installation is running. The book covers subjects such as measuring head and flow, ecological impacts, scheme layouts, practical advice, calculations and turbine choice. Archimedes screws are also covered in detail, as well as the main conventional choices relevant to small sites. Micro-hydro refers to hydropower systems with a power rating of 100kW or less. A 100kW system will produce 100 standard units of electricity in one hour. These systems have been popular in some sparsely populated or mountainous countries for a number of years, but now new technology, less stringent regulation of grid connected generators and standardised turbine designs are encouraging more widespread interest in micro-hydro in the developed world. The renewable energy sector is growing at a remarkable rate, and whilst much attention has so far focused on solar and wind technologies, Europe and elsewhere have great potential for generating power from small scale hydroelectric installations. This book is aimed at site owners, designers and consultants who are looking to develop schemes in the micro-hydro scale – 5 to 100kW – although the concepts are applicable to smaller and larger schemes.

Hydro Plant Electrical Systems

Author: David M. Clemen
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780965176538
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive guide to electrical equipment and control systems. It is suitable for engineers as well as operations and maintenance personnel.

Hydropower

Author: Paul Breeze
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128129077
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hydropower provides a complete discussion of the most up-to-date considerations of this method of creating renewable energy. After introducing the method’s history, the author explores various considerations for engineers, planners and managers who need to determine the best placement and size of a plant. The book then presents various types of hydropower systems, such as Run-of-River Schemes and various types of Dam and Turbines, also considering the important economic, environmental and geological impacts of each. Those involved in the planning, design and management of hydropower systems, such as engineers, researchers, managers and policymakers will find this book a very valuable and insightful resource. Explores different types of dams and turbines set alongside easy-to-understand diagrams, such as Embankment Dams, Concrete Arch Dams, Reaction Turbines and Francis Turbines Considers various economic and environmental factors significant for this type of project, such as resettlement, biodiversity and greenhouse gases Discusses best practices for locating a hydropower site and how to make important decisions regarding placement and method

Micro hydro Design Manual

Author: Adam Harvey
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
ISBN: 9781853391033
Format: PDF
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Micro-Hydro Design Manual has grown from Intermediate Technology's field experiences with micro-hydro installations and covers operation and maintenance, commissioning, electrical power, induction generators, electronic controllers, management, and energy surveys.There is an increasing need in many countries for power supplies to rural areas, partly to support industries, and partly to provide illumination at night. Government authorities are faced with the very high costs of extending electricity grids. Often micro-hydro provides an economic alternative to the grid. This is because independentmicro-hydro schemes save on the cost of grid transmission lines, and because grid extension schemes often have very expensive equipment and staff costs. In contrast, micro-hydro schemes can be designed and built by local staff andsmaller organizations following less strict regulations and using 'off-the-shelf' components or locally made machinery.

Silting Problems in Hydropower Plants

Author: S.P. Kaushish
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9058092380
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 26 papers in this volume cover: catchment treatment and reservoir sediment ation; de-silting and silt disposal; modelling techniques; hydraulic design considerations; and mechanical design and material technology.

The Micro hydro Pelton Turbine Manual

Author: Jeremy Thake
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
ISBN: 9781853394607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Where flow is limited but high heads of water are available the Pelton wheel is one of the most useful turbines. It can be fabricated in small engineering shops with basic facilities. Jeremy Thake explains how to design, make and use them.