MHK Technologies/Microturbine River In Stream

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Whitestone Power Communications
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Microturbine River In Stream
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description HDPE blades are the only moving parts in the water.This gives the turbine high resistance to silty or salty water. Blades designed to survive impact of 1500 lb object. HDPE provides flexibility and strength. Blades penetrate water 24 inches allowing for deep and shallow operation. Mounting design allows for variable depth operation for varying river conditions.All submerged prime-mover parts constructed from HDPE. No underwater gearboxes, generators or electrical cables. Velocity of blades 50% of velocity of river current.

Mooring Configuration The float is moored by cables above water to the shore of a rock bluff which constitutes one bank of the river
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Any conditions are workable
Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 11
Width (m) 6
Height (m) 4
Freeboard (m) 3.3
Draft (m) 0.7
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0 2
Device Testing
Date Submitted 6/6/2012

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