ClearPower industrial turbine generator lets water outflows provide energy

CASTLE ROCK, CO-BASED CLEARPOWER NORTH AMERICA says its patented, axial flow, fixed-blade Kaplan industrial turbine generator (ITG) can be used with gravity-fed pipelines or outfalls to convert the water flow into sustainable, renewable, low-cost electricity.

The ITG features a direct-drive, synchronous, permanent magnetized generator (PMG) that captures the energy of moving water from gravity-fed pipelines. The simple design of the PMG obviates the need for an outside powerhouse or generator to convert water power to electricity and does not require additional cooling equipment.

The permanent magnets make the turbine and generator act as one, eliminating the need for transmission gearing as well as separate motors and shafts. The unique all-in-one rim design of the generator removes the need for a central shaft and couplings, resulting in a simplified, compact generating system that improves efficiency and limits noise and vibration.

The ITG has been designed for simplified installation with potentially no downtime or disruption to a facility or operations. Requiring only 10 feet of clearance, ClearPower’s bolt-on platform offers a small footprint that easily becomes part of an existing infrastructure while removing pressure and not affecting flow.

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