The history of the Pelton turbine

In 1879, the American engineer Lester Pelton developed the Pelton turbine which he had patented a year later. This type of turbine uses the kinetic energy of water to generate electrical energy.

Application area of Pelton turbines

Pelton turbines are ideal for very large heights (80m to 1000m) and small amounts of water. A major advantage of the Pelton turbine is that each individual nozzle can be controlled separately. Fluctuations in the amount of water are therefore not a problem and can be processed easily and efficiently.

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WWS Pelton Turbine with 2 injectors

Depending on the individual requirements of your project, we offer:

  • Horizontal Pelton turbine with 1 to 3 nozzles
  • Vertical Pelton turbine with 4 or 6 nozzles

Thanks to the redirection of the water in the bucket by almost 180°, our Pelton turbine can convert almost all of the water’s energy to the turbine runner. This guarantees an efficiency of up to 92%.

Another decisive advantage of this type of turbine is the high efficiency curve over the entire performance range.

“All from a single source” – True to our company slogan, we also supply the necessary accessories for your turbine. This includes hydro-mechanical steel components, turbine control systems and much more.

Operating principle of the WWS Pelton turbine:

Compared to other types of turbines, the Pelton runner bears the closest resemblance to the traditional water wheel. In the Pelton turbine, the water hits the middle of two half-shells, the so-called buckets. The water jet comes from one or more nozzles at high pressure and is deflected inside the buckets by almost 180 degrees. As a result, almost the entire kinetic energy of the water is transferred to the turbine runner and thus converted into mechanical energy. This in turn is used to generate electrical energy trough the generator.

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