Pelton wheel

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Pelton wheel

(ˈpɛltən)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a type of impulse turbine in which specially shaped buckets mounted on the perimeter of a wheel are struck by a fast-flowing water jet
[C19: named after L. A. Pelton (1829–1908), US engineer who invented it]
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7 MW horizontal Pelton turbine with a generator and control system to Bratthus Kraftverk in the southwestern county of Hordaland.
Each Pelton turbine is run by a single needle-valve nozzle oriented opposite to the outflow.
This hydroelectric system generates a whopping 7,200 kWh per month at a continuous output of 10,000 watts using an 8-inch Pelton turbine wheel, directly driving a brushless 12-kilowatt alternator.
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The scheme will also have a storage reservoir on the Xe Namnoy River, underground tunnels, shaft waterways, and a powerhouse that features three Francis and one Pelton turbine.