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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

Also known as a hydro turbine, 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.

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