Although many devices have recently been proposed for pressure regulation and energy harvesting in water distribution and transport networks, very few applications are still documented in the scientific literature. A new in-line Banki turbine with positive outflow pressure and a mobile regulating flap, named PRS, was installed and tested in a real water transport network for pressure and discharge regulation. The PRS turbine was directly connected to a 55 kW asynchronous generator with variable rotational velocity, coupled to an inverter. The start-up tests showed how automatic adjustment of the flap position and the impeller velocity variation are able to change the characteristic curve of the PRS according to the flow delivered by the water manager or to the pressure set-point assigned downstream or upstream of the system, still keeping good efficiency values in hydropower production.
|Titolo:||Coupled Electric and Hydraulic Control of a PRS Turbine in a Real Transport Water Network|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Citazione:||Sinagra, M., Arico', C., Tucciarelli, T., Amato, P., & Fiorino, M. (2019). Coupled Electric and Hydraulic Control of a PRS Turbine in a Real Transport Water Network. WATER, 11, 1-12.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Articolo in rivista|