5MW Pelton Wheel
Impulse Turbines of Sharavathy Generating Station, KPCL, Jogfalls-577435
Some of the major commercially used energy recovery devices include reverse turbine, Pelton wheel
, pressure exchanger, work exchanger, and electric motor drive.
In the children's play area outside, the old Pelton wheel
stands there idly, pensioned off but still waiting in vain for the nod to whir back into action.
The North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum (273-4255), also in Grass Valley, explains how the Pelton wheel
first manufactured in Nevada City) supplied power for hard-rock operations.
Dulas used a reconditioned 1930s pelton wheel
as the turbine; power is sold into the grid under a NFFO contract.
Although the original Pelton wheel
(circa 1909) remains in operation today, AP&T now delivers an array of services.