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Pressure control in the event of turbine shutdown

At hydraulic power plants where short closing times are needed on turbine guide vanes and jets due to technical reasons, pressure relief valves are integrated into lines in order to hinder mechanical overrev and excessive pressure increase. When a stop command is sent to the turbines, they open immediately and simultaneously and – as a bypass – re-route the corresponding volume of water directly into the tailwater pool. Then the pressure relief valve is closed for the predefined time frame. Pressure relief valves are built as a poppet seat valves with an opening tendency and hydraulic drive. The optimal form for the water-guidance components is crucial for operation that is as free from cavitation and vibration as possible. Housing and inlet elbow are made from high quality steel, while the gaskets and the pistons are made from stainless material.

Facts & Figures

Nominal diameters:
DN200/8“ to DN 2‘000/78“

Pressure stages:
Up to PN63 depending on the nominal diameter

Valves designed according to international
standards:
DIN EN, ISO, ANSI, ASME, MSS, AFNOR, GOST

Operation:
Closing and opening oleo-hydraulically via a pilot valve.
Pressure oil comes, whenever possible, from the turbine control system