Hydropower development, design, and implementation cases
Hydropower Developments is a collection of papers curated from the November, 2000 conference hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Showcasing the latest advances from international companies, these papers highlight specific cases that illustrate current challenges and solutions in the field. Details on the refurbishment of Rannoch Power Station in Scotland and the new hydroelectric unit at Kenya's Gitaru Underground Power Station provide up-to-date guidance on design considerations and technological improvements, shedding new light on ongoing work and suggesting directions for future research.
Contract and research models: detailed pressure survey of a lattice valve seal under high-flow conditions. Component development: fit for pressure - an investigation into the behaviour of "Piano Note" elastoneric seals; high-pressure components review at Ffestiniog pump storage power station; generator motor air cooler improvements within hydroelectric power generation. New projects: design and supply of mechanical equipment for the Muela Power Station, Lesotho; Gitaru Unit No 1 - 80MW in three years; Beeston Hydroelectric Power Station development. Rehabilitation in Scotland: a strategy for the refurbishment of a 1080MW generaiton portfolio; the refurbishment of Rannoch Power Station including replacement of the spiral casing.