MHK Technologies/Hydroflo

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization IBIS LLC

Technology Type
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Cross Flow Turbine
Technology Description The force of the flow of water impacting the turbine blades causes them to rotate The rotating blades are attached to a cylinder causing the cylinder to rotate Inside the cylinders a disk is attached to the walls This disk has 60 magnets radiating from the center to the periphery Oppposite to this rotating disk is a second disk with 60 coils this disk does not rotate The rotating magnetic disk act to induce a current in the coils An undersea transmission line takes power to a conditioner on shore The current is rectified and then inverted and transmitted to the load as standard 60 hz AC

Mooring Configuration 3 point slack
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Water velocity of 3 m sec One directional flow
Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 7
Width (m) 5
Height (m) 5
Freeboard (m) 2
Draft (m) 2
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 120 kw per unit
Device Testing
Scale Test •Models have been tested in a test facility as well as in the ocean environment
Lab Test •We reviewed studies and Laboratory research on corrosion University of SouthHampton comparison of electrical generator topologies IEEE Kinetic Energy Device Tests Florida Atlantic University
Full-Scale Test •A full scale five blade floating waterwheel prototype has been tested in the ocean

Date Submitted 16:23.3

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