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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Components of a HydroPower Plant

1. Intake Arrangement

  • Storage Reservoir
  • Diversion Structure or Spillway
  • De-silting Basin
  • trash Rack
  • Gates

2. Water Conductor System

  • Power Channel/Duct
  • Tunnel
  • Surge Shaft or Surge Tank
  • Drop Shaft
  • Pressure Shaft
  • Penstock with Penstock Protection Valve (Butterfly Valve)

3. Power House

A. (Mechanical Component)

  • Distributor / Spiral Casing
  • Spherical Valve or Main Inlet Valve
  • Turbine
  • EOT Crane

B. (Electrical Component)

  • Generator
  • Transformer
  • Switchyard
  • Transmission Line

C. (Powerhouse Auxiliaries)

  • Cooling water system
  • Compressed Air System
  • De-watering System
  • Drainage System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Control & Monitoring System
  • Fire Protection System

The above components shall be discussed in details in forthcoming posts.

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