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Demonstration of Kaplan Turbine Apparatus (SMT-FM-15)
Study of functionality of Kaplan Turbine
Transparent PMMA window so students can see
the Kaplan Turbine working
Includes band brake and spring balance to
measure turbine torque
Includes pressure gauge to measure inlet
Screw-controlled spear valve for precise inlet
Water supply using SMT-FM-100 base module.
Supplied with a comprehensive user guide.
PVC Pipe Fittings.
The Kaplan turbine is a type of propeller turbine. Such type turbines convert the flow rate
energy of water into kinetic energy entirely in the distributor. The turbine has adjustable
guide vanes that control the water flow in the turbine. They also direct the water at an angle
to the back of the propeller. Students learn how the guide vane setting affects how the
turbine works. The turbine has a clear viewing window around the guide vanes and a clear
draft tube so that students can see the turbine working. A transparent PMMA front panel
allows students to see the turbine working.
A simple mechanical brake and spring balance assembly attached to the shaft of the Kaplan
blades applies a variable mechanical load (torque). Students use this with the speed (from
the optional tachometer) to find power absorbed by the turbine. A gauge measures inlet
This unit can be operated by Laboratory supply of with any Hydraulic Bench.