Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2017, Page: 7-12
Mini-Hydro Turbine: Solution to Power Challenges in an Emerging Society with Abundance of Water
Emmanuel Ighodalo Okhueleigbe, Department of Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria
Ofualagba Godswill, Department of Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 24, 2017;       Accepted: Apr. 28, 2017;       Published: Jun. 29, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20170202.11      View  1585      Downloads  61
Abstract
The mini hydro turbine research is aimed at designing and constructing a hydro-electric power plant model that can generate electric power, which can be used at the domestic level to power electrical appliances. There are three main sections for the hydro turbine, such as the pelton wheel which rotate due to falling water from the water storage tank through the penstock, the alternator, been made of a permanent magnet rotor and conducting coil windings on the stator connected to the turbine through a runner, and the feedback system for the continuous flow of water. The result shows that the construction of mini hydro turbine plant is feasible and there were no major problems apparent at the design and implementation stages of the mini hydro turbine power plant.
Keywords
Head, Pelton Turbine, Efficiency, Reliability, Alternator
To cite this article
Emmanuel Ighodalo Okhueleigbe, Ofualagba Godswill, Mini-Hydro Turbine: Solution to Power Challenges in an Emerging Society with Abundance of Water, American Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20170202.11
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