Index Testing With a Data Acquisition and Control System

by John D. Steendahl, Public Utility District of Grant, County, Ephrata, WA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


A computer controlled index test has been developed that can be used to optimize blade-gate relationships on adjustable blade (Kaplan) hydraulic turbines. This paper includes hardware and programming descriptions, transducer specifications, test plan and procedures, accuracy, and repeatability.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Field tests | Data collection | Computer programming | Hydraulics | Hydrologic data | Turbines | Hydraulic networks

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