Valve exploiting the principle of a side channel turbine
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Institute, Victor Kaplan Department of Fluid Engineering, Technicka 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 12 May 2017
The article deals with a side channel turbine, which can be used as a suitable substitute for a pressure reducing valve. Reducing valves are a source of hydraulic losses. The aim is to replace them by a side channel turbine. With that in mind, hydraulic losses can be replaced by a production of electrical energy at comparable characteristics of the valve and the turbine. The basis for the design is the loss characteristics of the valve. Thereby creating a kind of turbine valve with speed-controlled flow in dependence of runner revolution.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.