The Hydropower Laboratory consists of various pipe-loops pressurized through centrifugal pu mps. In addition to conventional closed loop test circuits, the laboratory is equipped with an upper free surface reservoir which is unique and gives a great deal of flexibility. Of special test rigs one can mention:
- Test rig for Francis, Kaplan and reversible pump turbines (RPT). This rig is in accordance with IEC standards
- Test rig for Pelton turbines.
- Test rig for micro, mini and s mall turbines.
Research at the laboratory is mainly connected to student projects for Master and PhD degrees, such as:
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News at Waterpower laboratory
A seminar on small hydro power planst will be arranged in May 2010. The seminar is a part of a EU-project called S.M.A.R.T. The aim of the project is to reduce the non-technological barriers that limits the development of small scale hydro electricity production in Europe. More information about the SMART-project can be found here.
The seminar program: