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
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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.
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