Siphon Penstock Installations at Hydroelectric Projects: A Survey of Design, Construction and Operating Experience

by David Burgoine, Acres Int Corp, United States,
Peter Rodrigue, Acres Int Corp, United States,
Julia Crittenden Tarbell, Acres Int Corp, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


There can be advantages to using siphon penstocks at small hydro projects, particularly those constructed at existing dams. One problem, however, is a lack of documentation of siphon penstock installations. This paper describes design considerations, construction and operating aspects of 11 operating siphon penstock installations. The paper is based on a review of siphon penstocks made for the United States Department of Energy.

Subject Headings: Conduits | Power plants | Hydro power | Electric power | Project management | Infrastructure construction | Dams

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