Installation of the first siphon station that places the runner at the top of the siphon loop, in a horizontal position. There is 19 feet of suction pressure on the downstream side of the runner and 5 feet of suction pressure on the upstream side of the runner. The trash racks have a very wide spacing (6 inches) to enable the system to pass the large amounts of trash that are found in the river. The turbine is not shut down on release of load, but continues to pass water in order to prevent the overflow of the intake canal banks. Over speed is reduced by the admission of air to the siphon loop.
A 1200 r.p.m 240 volt, single-phase generator is belt driven by a 20 inch horizontal turbine. Water flow is controlled by a manually operated intake valve. Start-up and shut-down are manual operations. The trash rack, intake system, turbine, generator, drive system, electrical controls and load dump are mounted in a steel powerhouse five by five by eight feet in length. The powerhouse is 80% submerged in the head pond. The load dump consists of heaters extending through the wall of the powerhouse into the lake.
The design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Northland Power control, communications and monitoring systems for the Toronto Loblaws and Ajax, Whitby and Ottawa Real Canadian Superstore rooftop solar facilities.
GALT GREEN ENERGY
Since its birth as Rapid-Eau Technologies Inc. in 1980, Galt Green Energy has been a Canadian engineering company, specializing in the field of small and micro hydro development. From our roots as Canada's most innovative small hydro company, we draw on many years of small water power experience to offer you an exceptional project from site evaluation to commissioning.
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