water turbine

types of water turbine

The three main types of water turbine: (A) the Pelton turbine (or wheel); (B) the Francis turbine; (C) the Kaplan turbine.

A water turbine, aso known as a hydro turbine, is a turbine that uses water pressure to rotate its blades; the primary types are the Pelton turbine, for high heads (pressure); the Francis turbine, for low to medium heads; and the Kaplan turbine for a wide range of heads. Water turbines, like steam turbines, are primarily used to power electric generators.