Small Hydroelectric Engineering Practice

Small Hydroelectric Engineering

Small Hydroelectric Engineering Practice is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of identifying, building, and operating hydroelectric schemes between 500 kW and 50 MW. In this range of outputs there are many options for all aspects of the scheme and it is very important that the best options are chosen. As small hydroelectric schemes are usually built against a limited budget it is extremely important that the concept design is optimum and every component is designed to maximise the benefi t and minimise the cost. As operating costs are often a high proportion of the income it is very important to make sure that everything is designed to be simple, reliable and long lasting. The book is based on the experience gained over 45 years on the overall and detailed design, construction and commissioning of more than 30 small hydropower schemes. It includes contributions from experts in the field of intakes, water diversion structures, geology, canals, painting and other aspects of hydropower development. It is intensely practical with many drawings and photographs of schemes designed and commissioned by Leyland Consultants and others. There are also sections on preparing specifi cations, tender assessment and operation and maintenance. The book includes a CD with spreads...

  • ASIN: 1138000981

21st Century Pocket Guide to Hydropower, Microhydropower and Small Systems, Incentives and Funding, Dams, Turbine Systems, Environmental Impact and Fish Passage, History, Research Projects

21st Century Pocket Guide to Hydropower, Microhydropower and

This book provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of hydropower, microhydropower, dams, and turbines, with information on everything from the basics, federal incentives and funding opportunities, environmental impact, fish passage, design concepts, practical small hydropower systems, federal research, and more. This compendium is an excellent reference source for up-to-date hydropower information. The hydrologic cycle – water constantly moves through a vast global cycle, in which it evaporates from lakes and oceans, forms clouds, precipitates as rain or snow, then flows back to the ocean. The energy of this water cycle, which is driven by the sun, is tapped most efficiently with hydropower. Hydropower facility types include: Impoundment hydropower – uses a dam to store water. Water may be released either to meet changing electricity needs or to maintain a constant reservoir level. Pumped storage – pumps water from a lower reservoir to an upper reservoir at times when demand for electricity is low. During periods of high electrical demand, the water is released back to the lower reservoir to generate electricity. Diversion projects – channel a portion of the river through a canal or a penstock and may require a dam. The adjacent project did not require a dam. Microh...

  • ASIN: 1549558900

Building Dams (Focus Readers: Engineering Challenges: Navigator Level)

Building Dams (Focus Readers: Engineering Challenges: Navigator

Explores the engineering challenges behind building dams, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

  • ASIN: 1635172527

Finding Out about Hydropower (Searchlight Books TM _ What Are Energy Sources?)

Finding Out about Hydropower (Searchlight Books TM _

Did you know people can turn the energy in rushing water into electricity? This hydropower can run the computer and the lights in your home. How exactly do we get it, though? And what is the impact on our environment? Read this book to find out all about hydropower.

  • ASIN: 1467745553

2011 Complete Guide to Hydropower, Microhydropower, Hydroelectric Power, Dams, Turbine Systems, Environmental Impact and Fish Passage, History and Safety, Research Projects (DVD-ROM)

2011 Complete Guide to Hydropower, Microhydropower, Hydroelectric Power,

This electronic book on DVD-ROM provides an unprecedented encyclopedic collection of authoritative official documents and technical reports about every conceivable aspect of hydropower - with over 25,000 pages of invaluable material presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This incredible library has been revised and updated for this 2011 edition. Progressive Management has been a leader in renewable energy publishing for nearly a decade, and we believe that this exceptional collection provides the most comprehensive set of government hydropower documents ever offered! If you have a professional or personal interest in hydropower energy, you will find this disc to be an effective, time-saving, and practical source of ready-to-use information. The collection includes information about hydroelectric power and related technologies such as dams, turbines, and microhydropower. There is new material about current federal government funding opportunities and incentives, advanced hydropower technology research, turbine field testing, engineering and analysis, response of turbine-passed fish, biomarkers, and salmon research plans. Research and development activities of the Department of Energy are covered, with information on technology development, projects, history, safety, and environmen...

  • ASIN: 1422053636

21st Century Ultimate Hydropower Toolkit: Microhydropower, Hydroelectric Power, Dams, Turbine, Environmental Impact, Fish, Impoundment, Pumped Storage, Diversion, Run-of-River (Ringbound and DVD-ROM)

21st Century Ultimate Hydropower Toolkit: Microhydropower, Hydroelectric Power,

This unique book and DVD-ROM set - revised for 2011 - combines our ring-bound book with our comprehensive 25,000 page CD-ROM about hydropower, hydroelectric power, and related technologies such as dams, turbines, and microhydropower. The electronic book on DVD-ROM provides an unprecedented encyclopedic collection of authoritative official documents and technical reports about every conceivable aspect of hydropower - with over 25,000 pages of invaluable material presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This incredible library has been revised and updated for this 2011 edition. Progressive Management has been a leader in renewable energy publishing for nearly a decade, and we believe that this exceptional collection provides the most comprehensive set of government hydropower documents ever offered! If you have a professional or personal interest in hydropower energy, you will find this disc to be an effective, time-saving, and practical source of ready-to-use information. The collection includes information about hydroelectric power and related technologies such as dams, turbines, and microhydropower. There is new material about current federal government funding opportunities and incentives, advanced hydropower technology research, turbine field testing, engineering and analysis, r...

  • ASIN: 1422053652

Hoover Dam (Images of America)

Hoover Dam (Images of

Hoover Dam was America’s shining light during the dark days of the Great Depression. This monumental structure was the largest federal works project of its time, constructed after years of scientific study and political maneuvering by California boosters. This thirsty state looked to the untapped Colorado River to supply reliable water for Imperial Valley farms and the fast-growing Los Angeles metropolitan area. Harnessing the unruly Colorado River would be no easy task. Only the federal government could fulfill the dream. An unprecedented high dam, over 700 feet tall, was designed to store two years of river flow, trap tons of silt, and gain control of the river. The project was financed by the sale of hydroelectric power to southern California, Arizona, and southern Nevada. Today, Imperial Valley is an American garden spot, and Los Angeles is one of the nation’s most influential cities. The Las Vegas Valley also witnessed tremendous growth beginning with the dam and followed by legalized gambling, defense industries, and tourism. Meanwhile, the small town of Boulder City, born during the dam’s construction, still thrives in the shadow of Hoover Dam.

  • ASIN: 0738596094

The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction in the Era of Big Dams - Hoover, Glen Canyon, Bonneville, Central Valley Project, FDR, Muir, Conservation, Environmental Impact

The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design,

The history of federal involvement in dam construction goes back at least to the 1820s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built wing dams to improve navigation on the Ohio River. The work expanded after the Civil War, when Congress authorized the Corps to build storage dams on the upper Mississippi River and regulatory dams to aid navigation on the Ohio River. In 1902, when Congress established the Bureau of Reclamation (then called the "Reclamation Service"), the role of the federal government increased dramatically. Subsequently, large Bureau of Reclamation dams dotted the Western landscape. Together, Reclamation and the Corps have built the vast majority of major federal dams in the United States. These dams serve a wide variety of purposes. Historically, Bureau of Reclamation dams primarily served water storage and delivery requirements, while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams supported navigation and flood control. For both agencies, hydropower production has become an important secondary function. This history explores the story of federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction by carefully selecting those dams and river systems that seem particularly critical to the story. Written by three distinguished historians, the history will interest engineers, ...

  • ASIN: 1521422087

Downstream on the Mekong: Contrasting Cambodian and Vietnamese Responses to Chinese Water Control - Hydroelectric Dams at Lancang Cascade Control the Headwaters of the River and Threaten Access

Downstream on the Mekong: Contrasting Cambodian and Vietnamese

Decreasing supplies of fresh water, growth of the global population, and the transnational nature of much of the world's water resources have made global competition over water increasingly common. In Southeast Asia, Chinese hydroelectric dams at the Lancang Cascade have enabled China to control the headwaters of the Mekong River and threaten downstream states' access to this vital resource. Cambodia and Vietnam are two Southeast Asian states whose economic prosperity is inextricably linked to undisturbed access to the Mekong. Despite similar requirements for river usage, the two states have responded to Chinese control in surprisingly different ways. This study investigates the different Vietnamese and Cambodian responses to China's Mekong River development by analyzing their requirements for the Mekong River and contrasting each state's relationship with China. The study finds that Cambodia has developed a strategy of appeasement toward China, placing its short-term interests in Chinese economic assistance ahead of its long-term requirements for riparian productivity, while Vietnam has balanced against the super power, demonstrating the resolve to protect its riparian interests. Similarly, the two states both use institutions to offset the super power's significant size and pow...

  • ASIN: 1718071450

Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany

Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid

National BestsellerForeword by Peter Mansbridge“Barris tells the jaw-dropping story of a night that changed the war.” —The Globe and Mail It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrewmen RAF Bomber Command could muster—many of them Canadian. The attack marked the first time the Allies tactically took the war inside Nazi Germany. It was a military operation that became legendary.On May 16, 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers carrying 133 airmen took off on a night sortie code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and specially trained, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop level to the industrial heartland of the Third Reich and their targets—the Ruhr River dams, whose massive water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s military-industrial complex.Each Lancaster carried an explosive, which when released just sixty feet over the reservoirs, bounced like a skipping stone to the dam, sank and exploded. The raiders breached two dams and damaged a third. The resulting torrent devastated enemy power plants, factories and infrastructure a hundred miles downstream.Every airmen on the raid understood that the odds of survival were l...

  • ASIN: B0756BQF6Q
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