Pentaflo Hydro Pvt. Ltd.
KALPAN TURBINE
The Kaplan Turbine was an evolution of Francis turbine. These are used specifically for lower heads and higher water flows.
Kalpan Turbine : Click to Enlarge
 
Kalpan Turbine : Click to Enlarge
Production Range
Head (m) : 1.8 - 20m
Turbine Output (kW) : 200kW - 3MW
NOTE : Data in the table are informative and can differ depending on actual project characteristics.
Design
Simple and cost efficient designs. Depending on site conditions these can be either of the following :
Fixed runner blade and adjustable guide vanes.
Runner blade adjustable and fixed guide vanes (Semi-Kaplan).
Both runner blade and guide vanes adjustable (Full- Kaplan).
Applications
Runner blade operating mechanism comprising of oil servomotor is located outside (above the gear box). Hence can be attended without requiring dismantling.
For Ultra low head from 1.8 - 4m the turbine intake is by siphon arrangement.
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