Pelton wheel


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Pelton wheel

(ˈpɛltən)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a type of impulse turbine in which specially shaped buckets mounted on the perimeter of a wheel are struck by a fast-flowing water jet
[C19: named after L. A. Pelton (1829–1908), US engineer who invented it]
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Besides sawing wood and turning his lathe and grindstone, Daylight connected the power with the churn; but his great triumph was when he put his arm around Dede's waist and led her out to inspect a washing-machine, run by the Pelton wheel, which really worked and really washed clothes.
The thing that did it for me surprisingly wasn't electronic, it was a Pelton wheel. Being face to face with the actual device and being able to change parameters, more water, turned those dry equations into something tangible.
Typically, a flow meter comprises an O-ring, a rotor, turbine or Pelton wheel, embedded ceramic magnets, gears, bearings, etc.
There is also a Pelton wheel for generating electricity adjacent to the mill wheel.
Several years after Harry died his cottage was demolished and the original Pelton wheel, or turbine, disappeared.
Some of the major commercially used energy recovery devices include reverse turbine, Pelton wheel, pressure exchanger, work exchanger, and electric motor drive.
UK Flowtechnik says it carries a huge range of flow meters, many available from stock, such as variable area, turbine, oval gear, pelton wheel, magnetic inductive as well as gear flow meters for hydraulic, chemical, process and subsea markets.
On the use of a laboratory-scale Pelton wheel water turbine in renewable energy education.
Micro hydro is frequently accomplished with a Pelton Wheel for high head, low flow water supply.
Pelton Wheel, which is the most efficient and economically viable
In the children's play area outside, the old Pelton wheel stands there idly, pensioned off but still waiting in vain for the nod to whir back into action.
UK COMPANY Litre Meter has created three bespoke versions of its Pelton wheel flowmeter to measure flow rates of gasoline when testing three different sizes ector at Delphi's plant in Spain.