Pump As Turbine

Pump As Turbine

KBL’s Pump as Turbine (PAT) is a unique pumping solution that can be operated in reverse as a turbine for generating micro hydroelectricity (up to 100 kW). In a PAT, the turbine is actually the impeller of a centrifugal pump “running backward” and the generator is simply the pump’s induction motor.

The initial cost of KBL’s PAT solution is almost half the cost of a conventional hydro turbine of equivalent size. The cost-efficient PAT pump is primarily used for meeting smaller energy requirements in industries. The pump facilitates better returns on investment.

KBL’s Pump as Turbine (PAT) solution installed as a full-fledged energy generation unit, is not just helping companies and government projects in reducing their energy costs but is also being considered as a potent alternative for combating global warming. The Tansa Dam Project was benefitted with 350,000 units of annual power generation capacity using KBL’s Pump as Turbine. It is ideal for facilitating supply of hydropower in manufacturing set-ups, buildings, hotels, etc.

APPLICATIONS

  • Decentralised micro hydropower plants in natural streams in hilly areas
  • Irrigation barrages/dams
  • Drinking water supply schemes in hilly remote areas
  • Balancing of pressure in supply lines/tanks at different elevations
  • Pressure control/throttling in closed loop systems
  • Extraction of excess pressure at the outlet of a water supply line
  • Damping excess pressure in system
  • Pressure damping in cooling water circulation systems
  • Reduction of process water pressure

BENEFITS

  • Off-the-shelf availability
  • Lower initial cost
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy maintenance
  • Low gestation period
  • Readily available spares

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