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Author Topic: Micro Hydro - Low Head water intake canal and outlet pipe  (Read 677 times)
Pile-o-stone
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« on: September 12, 2018, 03:41:41 PM »

Hi, I was wondering anyone knows if these products are available for purchase in the UK? The US website that manufactures low head turbines also supplies what they call a 'water intake canal' and an outlet tube. The canal is shaped to create a vortex in the supplied water, prior to it going down the outlet tube. The low head turbine sits in the canal outlet.



The canal and outlet pipe are also shown in the diagram below:


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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »

I think Navitron used to sell a similar turbine but they removed their hydro selection about a year ago (i think). Another company has been selling them in the UK for 15 years or so under the powerpal brand.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 06:35:17 PM »

Hi Pile O,

I suggest you get in touch with Hugh Piggott http://scoraigwind.co.uk/   he's also involved wth Hydro, look at the Powerspout tab on his web site.  He will give free unbiased advice and has good product knowledge as he is totally Hands On.

Andy
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 09:22:49 AM »

Thanks for the information guys. I was interested in sourcing the canal and outlet pipe, rather than the turbine itself, as they both look really robust (especially the connection between the two) and it seemed really sensible to have the canal shaped to start the water spinning prior to it hitting the turbine and going down the outlet tube.

I guess if they're not available in the UK and too difficult/expensive to import, I could have a go at forming concrete into the shape and using a twin walled pipe for the outlet, though I'm thinking it wouldn't be as robust.

I'll have a ponder. Cheers for the info. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 09:47:14 AM »

I guess if they're not available in the UK
Huh

Taking the hint from Tombo's post I managed to find them in the UK. I'm not sure if it would be reasonable to simply post the link, but they are there so perhaps you could try a(nother) search?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 09:00:25 AM »

Ahhh, gotcha. Sorry, I'm a little distracted by an on-going house re-wiring. Smiley
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