Inclined-Jet Hydroturbine

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Inclined-Jet Hydroturbine

 

an impulse hydroturbine that uses the kinetic energy of a stream of water. In contrast to a Pelton wheel, in which the angle between the direction of the water jet and the axis of rotation of the runner is 90”, the water strikes the vanes of an inclined-jet hydroturbine at a smaller angle. Inclined-jet hydroturbines operate at higher speeds than do Pelton wheels; they are used for heads of 30–250 m, and their rated power is 10–4, 000 kilowatts. They are not widely used in the USSR or abroad.

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