Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes

A Practical Guide

Author: Luis Rodríguez,Teodoro Sanchez

Publisher: Practical Action Pub

ISBN: 9781853396465

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

View: 1454

Small hydro power installations have the potential to provide a renewable supply of energy to people in remote, hilly communities, far from the national grid. This book is based on the authors' considerable experience of installing hydroelectric schemes that produce up to 500 kW for powering small communities. It describes not only the electro-mechanical equipment and how it is installed, but also the correct siting of the installation and how to design and build the channels leading up to the turbine so as to optimize performance. These civil works can be carried out by local manpower, using materials that are usually available locally. Chapters cover the main components of small hydroelectric plants from the intake and the headrace channel, via the conveyance channel, to the forebay tank, penstock, turbine, and generator. Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes is essential reading for engineers, NGO managers and consultants planning and implementing micro hydro schemes. `This book's strength is that it is based on years of experience out in the field of designing micro hydro systems that work.' Dr Arthur Williams, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK `For remote communities lucky enough to live near hill streams or rivers, micro-hydro power is the most cost effective way of generating electricity. And it is clean energy. But it takes years of experience and skill to design the weirs, canals and spillways that are needed. Experienced practitioners take you through the whole design process, with drawings and calculations, so that anyone with good practical building skills can learn enough from the many years of knowledge crammed into this instruction book to build a solid scheme, without over-spending.' Ray Holland, Manager, EU Energy Initiative, Partnership Dialogue Facility

Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems

A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers

Author: Chris Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317813839

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 7175

An essential addition to the Earthscan Planning & Installing series, Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems provides vital diagrams, pictures and tables detailing the planning and installing of a micro-hydro system, including information on the maintenance and economics once an installation is running. The book covers subjects such as measuring head and flow, ecological impacts, scheme layouts, practical advice, calculations and turbine choice. Archimedes screws are also covered in detail, as well as the main conventional choices relevant to small sites. Micro-hydro refers to hydropower systems with a power rating of 100kW or less. A 100kW system will produce 100 standard units of electricity in one hour. These systems have been popular in some sparsely populated or mountainous countries for a number of years, but now new technology, less stringent regulation of grid connected generators and standardised turbine designs are encouraging more widespread interest in micro-hydro in the developed world. The renewable energy sector is growing at a remarkable rate, and whilst much attention has so far focused on solar and wind technologies, Europe and elsewhere have great potential for generating power from small scale hydroelectric installations. This book is aimed at site owners, designers and consultants who are looking to develop schemes in the micro-hydro scale – 5 to 100kW – although the concepts are applicable to smaller and larger schemes.

Micro-hydro Design Manual

A Guide to Small-scale Water Power Schemes

Author: Adam Harvey,Andy Brown,Priyantha Hettiarachi,Allen Inversin

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 9781853391033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 6086

Micro-Hydro Design Manual has grown from Intermediate Technology's field experiences with micro-hydro installations and covers operation and maintenance, commissioning, electrical power, induction generators, electronic controllers, management, and energy surveys.There is an increasing need in many countries for power supplies to rural areas, partly to support industries, and partly to provide illumination at night. Government authorities are faced with the very high costs of extending electricity grids. Often micro-hydro provides an economic alternative to the grid. This is because independentmicro-hydro schemes save on the cost of grid transmission lines, and because grid extension schemes often have very expensive equipment and staff costs. In contrast, micro-hydro schemes can be designed and built by local staff andsmaller organizations following less strict regulations and using 'off-the-shelf' components or locally made machinery.

Hydro Plant Electrical Systems

Author: David M. Clemen

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780965176538

Category: Electric controllers

Page: N.A

View: 6427

A comprehensive guide to electrical equipment and control systems. It is suitable for engineers as well as operations and maintenance personnel.

Hydropower

Author: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128129077

Category: Science

Page: 104

View: 8800

Hydropower provides a complete discussion of the most up-to-date considerations of this method of creating renewable energy. After introducing the method’s history, the author explores various considerations for engineers, planners and managers who need to determine the best placement and size of a plant. The book then presents various types of hydropower systems, such as Run-of-River Schemes and various types of Dam and Turbines, also considering the important economic, environmental and geological impacts of each. Those involved in the planning, design and management of hydropower systems, such as engineers, researchers, managers and policymakers will find this book a very valuable and insightful resource. Explores different types of dams and turbines set alongside easy-to-understand diagrams, such as Embankment Dams, Concrete Arch Dams, Reaction Turbines and Francis Turbines Considers various economic and environmental factors significant for this type of project, such as resettlement, biodiversity and greenhouse gases Discusses best practices for locating a hydropower site and how to make important decisions regarding placement and method

Hydro power

the design, use, and function of hydromechanical, hydraulic, and electrical equipment

Author: Joachim Raabe

Publisher: VDI Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 5863

The Micro-hydro Pelton Turbine Manual

Design, Manufacture and Installation for Small-scale Hydro-power

Author: Jeremy Thake

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 9781853394607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 5965

Where flow is limited but high heads of water are available the Pelton wheel is one of the most useful turbines. It can be fabricated in small engineering shops with basic facilities. Jeremy Thake explains how to design, make and use them.

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Author: B. K. Hodge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111910923X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 2301

The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies This book was designed tohelp engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions. Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more. Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.

Hydraulic Structure,Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems - Volume III

Author: Jan Malan Jordaan,Alexander Bell

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848260512

Category:

Page: 402

View: 6586

Hydraulic Structure, Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Hydraulic structures occupied a vital role in the development of civilization from the earliest recorded history up to the present, and undoubtedly will do so in the future. Humanity in ancient times settled mostly near perennial rivers, nomadic people frequented oases and springs, and to augment these natural ephemeral supplies, established societies built primitive dams and dug wells. This 4-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Hydraulic Structure, Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems. In these volumes the historical origins, modern developments, and future perspectives in the field of water supply engineering are discussed. Various types of hydraulic structures, their associated equipment, and the various systems for collecting data are described. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080552071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 5240

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country

Hydropower engineering handbook

Author: John S. Gulliver,Roger E. A. Arndt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070251939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 546

View: 2551

International Energy Markets

Understanding Pricing, Policies, & Profits, 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Dahl

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 683

View: 4730

Industry leader Carol Dahl has thoroughly revised and updated her classic text International Energy Markets: Understanding Pricing, Policies, and Profits. The second edition uses updated examples, statistics and models to explore energy policy, economics, institutions, and production in a global context. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the global energy industry, and is a perfect classroom resource. Additional materials can be found at http://dahl.mines.edu

Advanced Power Generation Systems

Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Calin Zamfirescu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123838614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 4533

Advanced Power Generation Systems examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources. These advanced cycles can harness the by-products of one power generation effort, such as electricity production, to simultaneously create additional energy outputs, such as heat or refrigeration. Gas turbine-based, and industrial waste heat recovery-based combined, cogeneration, and trigeneration cycles are considered in depth, along with Syngas combustion engines, hybrid SOFC/gas turbine engines, and other thermodynamically efficient and environmentally conscious generation technologies. The uses of solar power, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cells in advanced power generation are considered, within both hybrid and dedicated systems. The detailed energy and exergy analysis of each type of system provided by globally recognized author Dr. Ibrahim Dincer will inform effective and efficient design choices, while emphasizing the pivotal role of new methodologies and models for performance assessment of existing systems. This unique resource gathers information from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and energy system design to provide a single-source guide to solving practical power engineering problems. The only complete source of info on the whole array of multiple output thermodynamic cycles, covering all the design options for environmentally-conscious combined production of electric power, heat, and refrigeration Offers crucial instruction on realizing more efficiency in traditional power generation systems, and on implementing renewable technologies, including solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, and biomass Each cycle description clarified through schematic diagrams, and linked to sustainable development scenarios through detailed energy, exergy, and efficiency analyses Case studies and examples demonstrate how novel systems and performance assessment methods function in practice

Advances in Technical Diagnostics

Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Technical Diagnostic, ICDT2016, 12 - 16 September 2016, Gliwice, Poland

Author: Anna Timofiejczuk,Bogusław Edward Łazarz,Fakher Chaari,Rafał Burdzik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620428

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 521

View: 8584

This book provides readers with an overview of recent theories and methods for machinery diagnostics applied to machinery maintenance. Each chapter, accepted after a rigorous peer-review process, reports on a selected, original piece of work discussed at the International Congress on Technical Diagnostic, ICDT2016, held on September 12 – 16, 2016, in Gliwice, Poland. The book covers a broad range of topics, including machines operating in non-stationary conditions, and examples from different industrial fields of mechanical, civil, computer and electronic engineering as well as the medical, food, automotive, and mining industries. By presenting state-of-the-art diagnostic solutions and discussing important industrial issues the book offers a valuable resource to both academics and professionals as well as a bridge to facilitate communication and collaboration between the two groups.

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Author: Leonard L. Grigsby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 789

View: 7933

Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. Topics covered include: Electric power generation: nonconventional methods Electric power generation: conventional methods Transmission system Distribution systems Electric power utilization Power quality L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Saifur Rahman, Rama Ramakumar, George Karady, Bill Kersting, Andrew Hanson, and Mark Halpin present substantially new and revised material, giving readers up-to-date information on core areas. These include advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring. With six new and 16 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material. New chapters cover: Water Transmission Line Reliability Methods High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conduction Distribution Short-Circuit Protection Linear Electric Motors A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition. Other volumes in the set: K12648 Power Systems, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856338) K13917 Power System Stability and Control, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439883204) K12650 Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856383) K12643 Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856291)

Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publisher: Amer Society of Mechanical

ISBN: 9780791802991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 7818

An authoritative guide to key engineering management principles and practices, this book is divided into eight concise domains of engineering management knowledge, which are further broken down into 46 knowledge areas and 210 sub-knowledge areas. This guide covers a wide range of management topics and practices, including market research, product development, organizational leadership and the management of engineering projects and processes. A diverse panel of practicing engineers and subject matter experts from across industry, government and academia, formed a committee of professionals to develop a readable, comprehensive, user-friendly body of knowledge guide. Whether you're a practicing engineer, an engineering manager, or a trainer of engineers, you'll find this easy-to-use guide an indispensable resource.

Field Guide to Appropriate Technology

Author: Barrett Hazeltine,Christopher Bull

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080469809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 874

View: 5349

Field Guide to Appropriate Technology is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world. This field guide includes: Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice