Sidney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Power Plant Turbine Hydraulic Design and Testing

by Lars Lindeström, Kvaerner Turbin AB, Sweden,
Rolf Swänson, Kvaerner Turbin AB, Sweden,
Brian Hadley, Kvaerner Turbin AB, Sweden,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


This paper describes the project design concept, highlighting the choice of turbine type and capacity. Model testing and analysis of control by downstream gate is an important feature of the project and is discussed. Some results of turbine tests during commissioning are discussed as well as index tests, not yet completed when this paper is being written.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Hydraulic design | Turbines | Hydraulic models | Load factors | Hydrologic models | Rivers and streams

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