ANDRITZ pumps used as small turbines, ACT/FPT and ES/HP series
ANDRITZ single-stage and multi-stage centrifugal pumps are used as mini-turbines, e.g. as recovery turbines in pulp and paper mills, in small hydropower plants, and to supply energy to mountain refuges and forest lodges
Electricity from your own plant
This self-sufficiency is offered by ANDRITZ mini-turbine plants, either for personal or for industrial use. The plant has a compact design, suitable for isolated operation and for supplying to an existing power network.
Proven open impeller design
Due to the open impeller design, the mini-turbine - a reverse-running centrifugal pump - handles not only drinking water, but also residual and waste water, as well as pulp suspensions. The design is characterized by open channels and a wear-resistant design that makes the pump insensitive to contaminants when used as a turbine.
Example of energy recovery in the paper industry
Pressurized and air-saturated waste water is pressure-relieved in the feed pipe to a micro-flotation plant. The energy recovered assists directly in driving a pump (see right-hand image at the top of the page).
Scope of services for small pump turbines
- Assistance in determining the volume of water available, dimensioning of the power plant
- Consulting on design of the intake structure, the waterway, and the power house
- Assistance in planning, construction, or rebuilding of the electrical equipment
- Specification of the most economical pipeline
- Installation of ANDRITZ components in existing power or industrial plants
|Design:||single-stage and multi-stage; single-flow or double suction;
open or closed impeller
|Head:||up to 80 m|
|Flow rates:||up to 6 m³/s|
|Output:||up to 2 MW|