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Kaplan turbine / Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity - How it works! (Animation)

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Published on Dec 20, 2012

This animation explains the concept of run-of-the-river power plants (hydroelectric power generation) and Kaplan turbines.

Contents
1) Run-of-the-river power plant with weir (barrier & pondage)
2) Concept of the Kaplan turbine and pipe system
3) Runner of the Kaplan turbine
4) Runner blades & pitch vanes/guide vanes
5) Motor & generator of the turbine
6) Power house, turbine & transformer of the run-of-the-river power plant
7) History & facts of the Kaplan turbine

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