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Kaplan Turbine Test Rig

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Kaplan Turbine Test Rig

Kaplan Turbine Test Rig


Kaplan Turbine is an axial flow reaction turbine named in honour of Dr. B. Kaplan, a Gennan Engineer. This turbine is suitable for low head. The power produced by a turbine is proportional to QH. As the head (H) decreases the j discharge (Q) must increase to produce the same power. The present set up consist of a scroll casing housing a runner. Water enters the turbine through the stationery guide vanes and passes through the runner axially. The runner has a hub and airfoil vanes, which are mounted on it. The water is fed to the turbine by means of centrifugal pump. The runner is directly mounted on one end of a central SS shaft and other end is connected to a break arrangements. A transparent hollow cylinder made of acrylic is fitted in between the drought tube and the casing for observation of flow on the airfoil vanes. This runner assembly is supported by thick cast iron pedestal. Load is applied to the turbine with the help of this brake arrangement so that the efficiency of the turbine can be calculated. The set-up is complete with guide mechanism. Pressure and vacuum gauges are fitted at the inlet and outlet of the turbine to measure the total supply head on the turbine.

Technical Details:        

  • Output Power    :                            1 kW
  • Dynamometer    :                           Mechanical Dynamometer, complete with Torque sensor.
  • Discharge Measurement    :         Differential Pressure Transmitter with Pitot Tube
  • Pressure Measurement    :            Pressure Transmitter, Output 4-20 mA
  • Load Measurement    :                   Load Cell with Transmitter (2 Nos.)
  • RPM Measurement    :                   Proximity Sensor
  • Water Circulation    :                      Centrifugal Pump, Standard make.
  • Control Panel Comprises of :        L&T make, Starter, Mains Indicator, MCB for overload protection.
  • Tanks will be made of Stainless Steel.
  • An ENGLISH instruction manual consisting of experimental procedures, block diagram etc. will be provided along with the Apparatus
  • The whole set-up is well designed and arranged on a rigid structure painted with industrial PU Paint.


  • Hassle free functioning
  • High speed rotating of turbine
  • Higher capacity
  • Requires less maintenance
  • Extremely precised readings of the tests performed
  • Available at very cost efficient prices


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  • To study the operation of Kaplan turbine.
  • To determine the Output Power of Kaplan Turbine.
  • Water Supply: Initial Fill.
  • Floor Drain.
  • Electricity 5 kW, 440 V AC, Three Phase.
  • Computer System: Pentium IV with DVD Drive, Windows 7, MS-Office pre-loaded.
  • One USB slot required in PC for Data acquisition card.