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pen·stock

 (pĕn′stŏk′)
n.
1. A sluice or gate used to control a flow of water.
2. A pipe or conduit used to carry water to a water wheel or turbine.

penstock

(ˈpɛnˌstɒk)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a conduit that supplies water to a hydroelectric power plant
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a channel bringing water from the head gates to a water wheel
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a sluice for controlling water flow
[C17: from pen2 + stock]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penstock - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluicepenstock - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
sluice, sluiceway, penstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
2.penstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegatepenstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate, floodgate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
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The rehabilitation of the hydraulic circuit upstream of the Central Sabart include the following - Replacement air forced two lines (upper part) with two new,- Removal of the former head valves and installation of two new,- Replacement of the discharge pipe and tubing in a part of the former,- Replacement of monitoring and control cables, - rehabilitation of penstocks (bottom horizontal underground).
It recently acquired Stoke-on-Trent-based Ham Baker Adams and also owns Industrial Penstocks, Industrial Pipeline Supplies, Industrial Valves and Kempster Valves & Engineering and the new investment means the group can support the re-organisation of its subsidiaries and fund a capital expenditure programme.
This manual covers designing, manufacturing, installing, testing, starting up, and maintaining steel penstocks, that is closed pipes or conduits to carry water.
Hobas power products include pipe for hydroelectric penstocks, cooling water, intake and discharge lines in nuclear plants, conduits for electrical transmission lines and more.
This will ensure local production of low head turbines for Hydropower reserves, it said adding that HMC has also got orders for design, manufacture and installation of penstocks for three Hydropower plants in AJK.
Designed to fit into manhole chambers or access points, the Enviroclave is simple to install and maintain, requires little or no expensive civil work and offers savings of 25% to 33% when compared with the costs involved in the installation of conventional penstocks or automated gate valves.
The water comes out of Pyramid Lake and down the 30-foot-diameter Angeles Tunnel, bored through rock, to six 13-foot pipes - called penstocks - that emerge from the hillside above the plant.
The penstocks are steel water pipes ranging between 280 and 520 feet in length and seven to 10 feet in diameter.
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Netherton-based Industrial Penstocks will export 27 large valves, measuring up to 7ft wide, for a new sewage pipe network that will connect all the islands of Abu Dhabi.
It is commonly used in direct bury application and also for above ground installations such as penstocks.
Scompi is a portable, track-based multi-process metal fabrication robotic system that assists welders in the assembly, refurbishment and repair of turbines, penstocks and head gates.