Hydroturbine Combiner

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hydroturbine Combiner

 

a device regulating the position of the runner blades and vanes of the controlling apparatus; it is used in reaction hydroturbines with dual regulation. The position of the blades and vanes that yields the highest efficiency is determined from a diagram (the combiner curve). A hydroturbine combiner makes possible operation at maximum efficiency when the operating conditions of the turbine (for example, head, flow rate, or power) change.

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