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Turbina Pelton San Giorgio



The Pelton turbine, developed by the American Lester Allan Pelton in 1879, is an hydraulic machine commonly used for the production of electricity. It exploits water basins characterized by large differences in height (usually between 300 and 1400 m) and small flows ( less than 60 m³ / s). This small turbine, manufactured in 1938 by San Giorgio, in Rivarolo Ligure (Italy), has been used for many years as didactic device at the University of Palermo.

Technical specifications

ManufacturerSan Giorgio, Rivarolo Ligure, Italy, 1938
DescriptionPelton-type hydraulic turbine
Hydraulic head15 m
Volumetric flow rate7 litres/second
Power1 hp at 600 rpm


Designed to drive a small electric generator or for reserch and didactic purpose.

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