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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Classification of Hydro Electric Power Plant

Classification of Hydro Electric Power Plant Points : Classification of Hydro Electric Power Plant Hydro electric power plants are generally classify according to accessible of head of water:
1. Low Head Power Plants
2. Medium Head Power Plants
3. High Head Power Plants
1. Low Head Power Plants When head is less than 15 meters, the plant is name as Low head power plant. It use Kaplan turbine or Francis turbie as prime mover. 2. Medium Head Power Plants When water ranges as of 15 to 70 meters, then power plant is identified as Medium head power plant. It uses Francis Turbine. 3. High Head Power Plants When working head of water go over 70 meters, the plant is identified as High head power plant. Pelton wheel turbine is prime mover use.

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