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RESEARCH PAPERS

Recent Developments in the Field Testing of Large Turbines

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K. V. Bury

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia

K. J. W. Spurr

Development Department, Hydroelectric Generation Projects Division, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

J. H. Lang

Turbines & Valves, Mechanical Department, Hydroelectric Generation Projects Division, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(3), 555-559 (Jul 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239771 History: Received July 01, 1983; Online October 15, 2009

Abstract

A new test procedure is proposed for the field acceptance testing of large hydroelectric turbines. This procedure is an improvement over existing procedures in that it generates test data from which a statistical estimate of turbine efficiency as well as a confidence band on that estimate can be calculated.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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