The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Hydro Power Technical Committee
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780965176507
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Hydro Plant Electrical Systems

Author: David M. Clemen
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780965176538
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes

Author: Luis Rodríguez
Publisher: Practical Action Pub
ISBN: 9781853396465
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Hydropower

Author: Paul Breeze
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128129077
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, 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.

Small Hydroelectric Engineering Practice

Author: Bryan Leyland
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315816539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Small Hydroelectric Engineering Practice is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of identifying, building, and operating hydroelectric schemes between 500 kW and 50 MW. In this range of outputs there are many options for all aspects of the scheme and it is very important that the best options are chosen. As small hydroelectric schemes are usually built against a limited budget it is extremely important that the concept design is optimum and every component is designed to maximise the benefi t and minimise the cost. As operating costs are often a high proportion of the income it is very important to make sure that everything is designed to be simple, reliable and long lasting. The book is based on the experience gained over 45 years on the overall and detailed design, construction and commissioning of more than 30 small hydropower schemes. It includes contributions from experts in the field of intakes, water diversion structures, geology, canals, painting and other aspects of hydropower development. It is intensely practical with many drawings and photographs of schemes designed and commissioned by Leyland Consultants and others. There are also sections on preparing specifi cations, tender assessment and operation and maintenance. The book includes a CD with spreadsheet programs for analysing aspects of small hydropower development and many arrangement drawings and detail designs for gates, penstocks, electrical systems and control systems. Typical specifi cations for generating plant are also included. The spreadsheets will be useful during the feasibility stage and the drawings will enable designers to scale the designs as needed for their own projects. Consultants, developers, designers, builders and operators of small hydroelectric schemes will find this book invaluable..

Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publisher: Amer Society of Mechanical
ISBN: 9780791802991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An authoritative guide to key engineering management principles and practices, this book is divided into eight concise domains of engineering management knowledge, which are further broken down into 46 knowledge areas and 210 sub-knowledge areas. This guide covers a wide range of management topics and practices, including market research, product development, organizational leadership and the management of engineering projects and processes. A diverse panel of practicing engineers and subject matter experts from across industry, government and academia, formed a committee of professionals to develop a readable, comprehensive, user-friendly body of knowledge guide. Whether you're a practicing engineer, an engineering manager, or a trainer of engineers, you'll find this easy-to-use guide an indispensable resource.

Pumps as Turbines

Author: Armando Carravetta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319675079
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides users, pump manufactures, engineers, researchers and students with extensive information about pump’s behavior in reverse operation. It reports on cutting-edge methods for selecting the proper PAT and improving PAT’s efficiency, discusses PAT’s reliability, economic issues and environmental impact as well. The book describes in detail electromechanical equipment of PAT systems, their installation and operation, and gives important practical insight into the use of PAT in water transmission and distribution systems, as part of thermal power plants and cooling systems, in oil distribution systems and other systems as well. It reports on different types on PAT control modes as well as on numerical methods useful for PAT analysis and implementation. All in all, the book represents a comprehensive practice-oriented reference-guide to design engineers, as well as PAT general users and manufactures. It also provides researchers with extensive technical information on the use of PAT thus fostering new discussions and ideas to improve current methods and cope with future challenges.