Micro-hydro Design Manual: A Guide to Small-scale Water Power Schemes

Micro-hydro Design Manual: A Guide to Small-scale Water Power Schemes


By (author) Adam Harvey, By (author) Andy Brown


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  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 295mm x 25mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853391034
  • ISBN 13: 9781853391033
  • Illustrations note: 143 black & white line drawings, 87 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 393,813

Product description

This book has grown from Intermediate Technology's field experiences with micro-hydro installations and covers operation and maintenance, commissioning, electrical power, induction generators, electronic controllers, management, and energy surveys.

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Author information

Adam Harvey has worked for the micro-hydro programme of IT (now Practical Action) in Nepal and Sri Lanka and on training courses for engineers from developing countries. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick in the field of renewable energy.

Table of contents

1 Introduction; 2 Hydrology and site survey; 3 Civil Works; 4 Commercial engineering *; 5 Turbines *; 6 Governing *; 7 Drive systems *; 8 Electrical power; 9 Financial evaluation; 10 Operation and maintenance; 11 Commissioning and testing; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Suppliers index