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Experimental investigation into the rapid reserve generating capability of Francis-type turbines

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Giosio, DR and Henderson, AD and Walker, JM and Brandner, PA and Sargison, JE, Experimental investigation into the rapid reserve generating capability of Francis-type turbines, 3rd IAHR Europe Congress: Book of Abstracts, 14-16 April 2014, Porto, Portugal, pp. 153-166. ISBN 978-989-96479-2-3 (2014) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

The potential for Francis turbines to provide rapid frequency control services is examined experimentally on a scale model turbine following rapid inlet guide vane opening from a modified synchronous condenser mode. The resulting two-phase flow in the draft tube is presented visually while the output response of the turbine is monitored during the rapid transition to generation mode. Laboratory findings are compared to full scale test results of a 119 MW Francis turbine unit.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:hydropower, transient, generation, turbine
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical Engineering
Research Field:Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable Energy
Objective Field:Hydro-Electric Energy
Author:Giosio, DR (Dr Dean Giosio)
Author:Henderson, AD (Dr Alan Henderson)
Author:Walker, JM (Dr Jessica Walker)
Author:Brandner, PA (Associate Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:97417
Year Published:2014
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP110200244)
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-12-16
Last Modified:2015-06-17
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