Coupled Electric and Hydraulic Control of a PRS Turbine in a Real Transport Water Network

Costanza Arico', Marco Sinagra, Tullio Tucciarelli, Michele Fiorino, Pietro Amato, Michele Fiorino, Pietro Amato

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Abstract

Although many devices have recently been proposed for pressure regulation and energy harvesting in water distribution and transport networks, very few applications are still documented in the scientific literature. A new in-line Banki turbine with positive outflow pressure and a mobile regulating flap, named PRS, was installed and tested in a real water transport network for pressure and discharge regulation. The PRS turbine was directly connected to a 55 kW asynchronous generator with variable rotational velocity, coupled to an inverter. The start-up tests showed how automatic adjustment of the flap position and the impeller velocity variation are able to change the characteristic curve of the PRS according to the flow delivered by the water manager or to the pressure set-point assigned downstream or upstream of the system, still keeping good efficiency values in hydropower production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalWATER
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Aquatic Science
  • Water Science and Technology

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