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    DescriptionMicro-Hydro Design Manual 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.There is an increasing need in many countries for power supplies to rural areas, partly to support industries, and partly to provide illumination at night. Government authorities are faced with the very high costs of extending electricity grids. Often micro-hydro provides an economic alternative to the grid. This is because independent micro-hydro schemes save on the cost of grid transmission lines, and because grid extension schemes often have very expensive equipment and staff costs. In contrast, micro-hydro schemes can be designed and built by local staff and smaller organizations following less strict regulations and using 'off-the-shelf' components or locally made machinery.


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    Title
    Micro-hydro Design Manual
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Small-scale Water Power Schemes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Harvey, By (author) Andy Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 114 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853391033
    ISBN 10: 1853391034
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GTF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.5
    BIC subject category V2: THRB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC031000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 06
    BISAC V2.8: TEC007000
    BIC subject category V2: RBKF, TGBN
    Libri: I-TE
    BIC subject category V2: TQS, 1QFG
    DC12A: 621.406
    B&T Approval Code: A90323200
    DC22: 621.31/2134/091724
    LC classification: TK1081 .H35 1993
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 621.31213409
    LC classification: TK1081.H35
    Thema V1.0: GTP, TGBN, THY, RBKF, TQS
    Illustrations note
    143 black & white line drawings, 87 black & white halftones
    Publisher
    ITDG Publishing
    Imprint name
    ITDG Publishing
    Publication date
    15 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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