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Pumps as Turbines: A user’s guide is a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. It concerns the use of standard pump units as a low-cost alternative to conventional turbines to provide stand-alone electricity generation in remote locations.

This book arises out of the practical experience of fieldwork in village locations in a number of countries.

This new edition includes a brand new chapter featuring a case study of a PAT (pump-as-turbine) installation. It covers how to select the type of pump based on site requirements, potential pump modifications and caution with single-phase pumps.

70 pages, illustrated

Publication Details

  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1853395676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853395673
  • Dewey Decimal: 621.24
  • ECHO Library: 621.24 WIL