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 JPEE  Vol.5 No.12 , December 2017
Demonstration of a Dynamic Braking System for Reduced Runaway Speed of Hydraulic Turbines
Abstract: Reducing the overspeed during load rejection would benefit the mechanical and hydraulic systems in a hydropower station. This paper presents some selected results of a pilot installation of a dynamic braking system. The 4 MW dump load was installed and tested on a 10 MW Francis turbine unit. The results show that the overspeed reduction is obtained and compares well with simulation results. Further, a reduction in vibration levels is positive as well as the reduced time for stopping and possible resynchronization. It is argued that a similar system with continuous cooling could be used as an attractive alternative to spillway capacity.
Cite this paper: Lundin, U. and Bladh, J. (2017) Demonstration of a Dynamic Braking System for Reduced Runaway Speed of Hydraulic Turbines. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 5, 46-57. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2017.512007.
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