Quick Design of Air Vents for Power Intakes

by G.S. Sarkaria,
O.S. Hom,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 6, Pg. 15-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


For closed conduit systems without surge tanks, common parameter is derived and correlated with vent diameter as used in 35 hydroelectric installations; empirical equation for solution of vent diameter size requires knowledge of only rated head, output of turbine, and length of vent; graphic solution is also given.

Subject Headings: Ventilation | Conduits | Water storage | Water tanks | Parameters (statistics) | Hydro power | Empirical equations | Head (fluid mechanics)

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