A 12kW Installation 11kW electrical  
Water enters the turbine, passing throught the flow control valve, flows around the scroll casing and through the control gate. At the runner it is turned through 90 degrees and gives up all its energy to the shaft. The rotating shaft transmits this power through the speed up belt drive to the generator, a synchronous unit, which makes the high quality stabilised 230 volt supply. This example plant is located just above the exit spillway where the water pressure is highest.  
Any electrical energy not being drawn by the consumer is dissipated in the ballast, a water cooled power resistor. To make better use of waste energy this can also be a water or space heating heating element, lighting (incandescant) or any other permanently attached high power resistor.  

Diversion mode power control maintains tight frequency control, the generator has its own integral voltage regulator and the two systems deliver very high quality mains voltage suitable for all appliances. Our synchronous generators have a service factor of 1.2 and will tolerate power factors up to 0.8 lagging.
GENERATOR
TURBINE
INLET
SCROLL
CASE
BELT DRIVE COVER
FLOW
ADJUST
WHEEL
BEARINGS
AND SEALS
HOUSING
Mill series 'propellor' turbine with flow control, 3 mtr head  
This is the vertical arrangement wth power shaft and generator making a compact layout. Horizontal versions share the same runner and have the preferred generator orientation.  
There are many ocassions where mechanical power is desirable; compressed air, fluid pumping, stirrers and fans, indeed anywhere continuous power is required are all candidates for direct drive.

The machines all have a mechanical power take off for generator belt drive so dual function electrical and mechanical is perfectly possible. The mainshaft has a massive bearing block specially designed to run with high side loads.

In the larger twin turbine systems machines can be coupled together in this manner as well.

For grid connect G59/1 or G83 generators may be substituted with ease. Contact our sales team for further details