EA was named as a supplier for a dam construction project which went out for tender. This large dam is for the water supply for a community in the interior of BC. A small amount of power was required to operate the monitoring and automatic valves.
Microhydro turbine generates between 50-300 watts of power
Engineer did not properly account for variations in head pressure
as the water level rises and falls. This had a dramatic effect on the
October 2009 update.
After the court case was settled, the water district contacted EA. We dusted off our original designs of this sytem and re-installed the microhydro system according to best-practices including low-friction plumbing and a DC heat dump load.
The system is now performing properly.
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