General Description

The Kaplan turbine module is a bench top mountable module designed to help the fluid mechanics student understand the operational characteristics of the Kaplan turbine.
The module incorporates a closed water circuit comprised of a tank, centrifugal pump, Kaplan turbine, and a flow meter.
The module includes a host of measuring instruments being a voltmeter, ammeter, flow meter, tachometer, and manometer.
The module features a control panel with digital indicators, operating switches and potentiometer for controlling electric brake.
An electric brake is used to determine generated power and torque via a DC servo motor.


Basic Features
• Module could be mounted on a bench top
• Manometer for measuring pressure at turbine inlet
• Control panel fitted with displays for indicating voltage, current and angular speed
• Control panel incorporating operating switches and potentiometer for adjusting charge regulation of electric brakes
• Electric brakes applied via DC servo motor
• 3 interchangeable impellers of different blade inclination
• Module incorporating a flow meter for measuring flow rate
Experiments
• Determining hydraulic power as a function of rotation speed
• Determining generated power as a function of rotation speed
• Determining torque as a function of rotation speed
• Calculating system efficiency
Scope of Delivery
Kaplan turbine module
User manual

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