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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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Tenders are invited for Overhauling of penstock alongwith arresting of water leakages in penstoc pipes by replacement of flux packing seals of 06 no expension joints alongwith x ray testing of penstocks of all units of LJHP
The project team installed two turbines, a steel penstock, a 340-metrelong open channel, a spillway dam and a seven-kilometre transmission line.
The primary components of the project include a water inlet structure on Black Lake across from Fir Island, a penstock that will provide flow to a powerhouse and a tail race that will return water to the Fond du Lac River near Middle Lake.
Part of this inspection includes the operational test of the penstock valves, which are operated as a flood prevention measure.
This is an EPC contract (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for civil works, hydro-mechanical works including penstock steel liner of the hydro electric power project.
The spillway replaced the damaged penstock inside the tailings pond, which triggered last year's breach.
Symbiotics will install a penstock - basically a big tube - through the base of the dam, to pipe water from the reservoir into the powerhouse that is being built downstream of the dam.
The assignment involves construction of the water intake, the power station above ground and an underground penstock of 4,500 m.
The completion of the project is required intake structure, weir, sediment basin, box culvert and a six-kilometer long tunnel for taking water, penstock pipe, power house, switch yard, residential colony, hospital and school etc.
This the only experimental plant in the world, which uses a complex compensator of steel penstock.
Now with a penstock in the ground and the turbine sheltered, electricity can be generated all year.
Transmission and distribution pipelines, penstock pipelines, intake and effluent pipelines and process lines are a few of the types of lines the company has experience in cleaning.