The set is designed for studying the Kaplan turbine characteristics under various flow rates and heads.

The unit consists of a storage tank, a pump, a turbine, a dynamometer, a generator, and measuring instruments. Direct coupling generator with clutch is provided to simulate actual turbine generator operation. Power output at various flow rates, heads and speeds can be measured by either dynamometer or generator output. The adjustable guide vanes direct water helically to the runner.

The unit is on wheels.

Instruction manual is also included.

  • Torque vs speed at various heads and flow rates.
  • Power output vs speed for various heads and flow rates.
  • Efficiency vs speed for a given head and flow rate.
  • Overall turbine generator efficiency.
  • Racing characteristics.
 - Construction
  • Fixed blade stainless steel runner
  • Bronze casing with 10 adjustable guide vanes and transparent window to observe runnerand guide vane position
  • Hardened stainless steel shaft with mechanical seal
 - Ratings Over 1500 W of brake power or approx. 1000 W of electrical power
Motor 7.5 kW
Generator 1.5 kW, 220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz.
Electrical load Lamp bank
Dynamometer Water cooled stainless steel mechanical brake with anti splashing system
Measuring instruments
 - Torque Spring balance
 - Pressure Pressure gauge
 - Sensors with digital display
  • Voltage and current for electrical power output
  • Flow rate and speed
Power supply 380 V, 3 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
Part No. Part Name
HP 008 Advanced inverter for controlling and indicating motor speed as well as for calculating motor input power. Hence pump efficiency at various speeds can be determined.
HP 011A Pressure digital display instead of pressure gauge.
HP 012A Torque digital display instead of spring balance.
HD 200DA Water brake absorber dynamometer instead of mechanical brake dynamometer. In this case connection to the turbine with generator is by pulleys or direct coupling to the turbine without the generator.
HT 610-050

Computer Interface

Sensors with computer interface unit for key data acquisition instead of analog data measuring instruments.

This includes computer interface unit with torque and pressure sensors instead of spring balance and pressure gauge.

Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer ([email protected])


Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 110 x 180 x 175 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 450 kg.