straight-flow turbine

straight-flow turbine

[′strāt ¦flō ′tər·bən]
(mechanical engineering)
A horizontal-axis, low-head hydraulic turbine in which the upstream and downstream reservoirs are connected by a straight tube into which the runners are integrated, with the generator placed directly on the periphery of these runners.
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As the tide recedes, the water is released and directed through a massive straight-flow turbine, producing electricity for five hours during the outgoing tide.