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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Besides sawing wood and turning his lathe and grindstone, Daylight connected the power with the churn; but his great triumph was when he put his arm around Dede's waist and led her out to inspect a washing-machine, run by the Pelton wheel, which really worked and really washed clothes.
Typically, a flow meter comprises an O-ring, a rotor, turbine or Pelton wheel, embedded ceramic magnets, gears, bearings, etc.
There is also a Pelton wheel for generating electricity adjacent to the mill wheel.
Several years after Harry died his cottage was demolished and the original Pelton wheel, or turbine, disappeared.
Some of the major commercially used energy recovery devices include reverse turbine, Pelton wheel, pressure exchanger, work exchanger, and electric motor drive.
UK Flowtechnik says it carries a huge range of flow meters, many available from stock, such as variable area, turbine, oval gear, pelton wheel, magnetic inductive as well as gear flow meters for hydraulic, chemical, process and subsea markets.
Micro hydro is frequently accomplished with a Pelton Wheel for high head, low flow water supply.
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.
UK COMPANY Litre Meter has created three bespoke versions of its Pelton wheel flowmeter to measure flow rates of gasoline when testing three different sizes ector at Delphi's plant in Spain.
The C-OK45-DL Series flowmeter uses the pelton wheel principle to measure the flow of water and other low viscosity liquids.
Electricity was generated by hydropower, using a Pelton wheel in the company's own powerhouse).
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.