Difference Between Pelton's and Francis Turbine


Difference Between Pelton's and Francis Turbine

Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Peltons and Francis Turbine. Comparison and Differences.

Difference Between Peltons and Francis Turbine

1. In a Peltons wheel, the total potential head is changed into kinetic head for affecting the motion of the runner; while in a Francis wheel, only a part of it is converted.

2. Water strikes only a few buckets at a time in Peltons wheel while in Francis turbine wheel the water flows like that in a closed conduit. The runner is always full of water, and thus all the blades are simultaneously stricken by water.

3. In Peltons wheel, the water falls freely to the atmosphere; while in Francis wheel, the water is taken up to the tailrace by means of a closed draft tube, and thus, the whole passage of water is totally enclosed.


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