The compact turbine consists of a turbine, a generator and a sluice
in a compact submercible module. The unit is assembled ready for
installation with cables and oil hoses.
Small units up to 700 kW are based on direct drive
where the turbine and generator are on the same axle.
Larger units up to 5 000 kW are multi-generator turbines in which
the turbine drives several generators over a gear.
Closing device is a cylindrical gate which closes
waterways very tightly. Opened gate moves totally out of the turbine
water inlet causing no lose of flow.
The compact turbine can be placed directly in the
power plant waterways. The position of the turbine may be chosen
freely to reduce the civil works to minimum. The machinery is easy
to fit in to old power plant structures, typical case being the
replacement of an old francis unit.