FM62-Pelton-Turbine

 

FM62-Pelton-Turbine

A small-scale Pelton turbine unit which is designed to be used in conjunction with the FM6X service unit. A Pelton turbine uses the momentum transferred from the impact of a jet of water onto its buckets to generate power.

Description

A small-scale Pelton turbine unit which is designed to be used in conjunction with the FM6X service unit. A Pelton turbine uses the momentum transferred from the impact of a jet of water onto its buckets to generate power.

The FM62 consists of an inlet manifold which supplies water to a spear valve that allows users to vary the jet cross section while maintaining the water velocity.

The runner itself is mounted in a clear acrylic enclosure to allow maximum visibility of the workings.

The unit incorporates a pressure sensor to measure the inlet condition of the water. This pressure can be accurately controlled using the software supplied with the service unit

Technical Specifications

Maximum power: 35W
Maximum speed: 7,000rpm
Maximum torque: 0.15Nm
Buckets: 10
Bucket dimensions: 21X16.5mm
Spear Nozzle Diameter: 5mm

Features & Benefits

Downloads

  • Determining the characteristics of the Pelton Turbine, including the relationships of:
    • volume flow rate
    • head
    • torque produced
    • power output
    • efficiency to rotational speed
  • Comparison of throttle control and spear valve control of a Pelton turbine

  • Small-scale hydropower unit designed to demonstrate the operating principles of a Pelton turbine
  • Transparent guarding enables excellent visibility of the Pelton wheel operation
  • Mounts on a dedicated service unit
  • Connects to a PC via the service unit and a USB interface device
  • Software compatible with Windows XP through to Windows 10

  • FM6X
  • Armfield IFD7
  • Software requires a computer running Windows XP or above with a USB port (computer not supplied by Armfield)

PACKED AND CRATED SHIPPING SPECIFICATIONS

Volume: 0.20m³

Gross Weight: 20Kg

Length: 0.52m
Width: 0.14m
Height: 0.33m

FM62
FM6X
IFD7-A: 220-240V / 1Ph / 50Hz
IFD7-G: 220-240V / 1Ph / 60Hz

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