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The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design


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by ASME Hydro Power Technical Committee

The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design draws on the insights and experience of more than 40 of the world's leading hydro experts to provide a careful and thorough overview of existing "best practices." The result is a comprehensive reference for individuals who design hydropower facilities, maintain and procure equipment, or produce and distribute electricity.


  • Introduction
  • Basic considerations
  • Hydraulic turbines
  • Governors
  • Major valves
  • Trashracks and cleaning devices
  • Gates
  • Lifting equipment
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Equipment for environmental control
  • Equipment layout considerations
  • Hydraulic transients
  • Inspection and testing
  • Maintenance and operation considerations
  • Appendix
  • Index

275 Pages/Hardcover/1996
ISBN10 0-9651765-0-9

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