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Demonstration of Pelton Turbine Apparatus (SMT-FM-14)
Study of functionality of Pelton Turbine
Transparent PMMA window so students can see
the Pelton wheel 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 Pelton turbine is a type of impulse turbine. Such type turbines convert the pressure
energy of water into kinetic energy entirely in the distributor. During the conversion, the
water jet is accelerated in a nozzle and directed onto the blades of the Pelton wheel
tangentially. The water jet is redirected by approximately 180° in the blades. The impulse of
the water jet is transmitted to the Pelton wheel.
This ESOLS product consists of a Pelton wheel mounted in a corrosion-resistant enclosure. 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 Pelton
wheel 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.