Improved Technology and Design
CHC has provided pit-type axial flow turbines to a number of hydro projects over the years, improving the design with each installation. Thanks to its research and development team, CHC has perfected this equipment configuration in order to not only improve its operation and performance, but also to increase profitability for project owners. Now working with its third generation design of pit turbines, CHC manufactures direct connect horizontal units in sizes ranging from 1250 mm to over 3200 mm.
In 2016, CHC joined forces with a team of graduate students and professors at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario to work on a three-year research project to study and document the way water flows through and around CHC's pit design. Using Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the findings of this study will assist CHC engineers to better predict and improve the performance of future generation pit turbines.
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