Pelton Turbine Test Set .

Pelton Turbine Test Set

Description of Pelton Turbine Test Set

Pelton Turbine Test Set is designed for studying the Pelton turbine characteristics under various flow rates and heads. The unit consists of a storage tank, a pump, a turbine, a dynamometer, a generator, and measuring instruments. The adjustable nozzle direct a water jet to the runner buckets. Power output can be measured by either dynamometer or generator.The unit is on wheels.

Experiments of Pelton Turbine Test Set

  1. Torque vs speed at various heads and flow rates.
  2. Power output vs speed for various heads and flow rates.
  3. Efficiency vs speed for a given head and flow rate.
  4. Overall turbine generator efficiency.
  5. Racing characteristics.

Technical Data of Pelton Turbine Test Set


  1. Construction: Stainless steel runner and nozzle.
  2. Stainless steel casing with transparent window to observe hydraulic action.

Maximum power: 2000 W of brake power or 1200 W of electrical power.

Pump: 7.5 kW.

Generator: 2 kVA.

Electrical load: Lamp bank.

Dynamometer: Mechanical brake absorber.

Measuring instruments:

  1. Torque: Spring balance.
  2. Flow rate and speed: Digital display.
  3. Pressure: Pressure gauge.
  4. Electrical power output: Voltage and current digital display.
Power supply: 380V 3 Ph 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request

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