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Title: Light-Emitting Tag Testing in Conjunction with Testing of the Minimum Gap Runner Turbine Design at Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1

Abstract

This report describes a pilot study conducted by Tom Carlson of PNNL and Mark Weiland of MEVATEC Corp to test the feasibility of using light-emitting tags to visually track objects passing through the turbine environment of a hydroelectric dam. Light sticks were released at the blade tip, mid-blade, and hub in the MGR turbine and a Kaplan turbine at Bonneville Dam and videotaped passing thru the dam to determine visibility and object trajectories.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786779
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13415; 400403209
400403209; TRN: AH200133%%159
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jan 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE TESTING; HYDRAULIC TURBINES; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; FLOW VISUALIZATION

Citation Formats

Carlson, Thomas J. Light-Emitting Tag Testing in Conjunction with Testing of the Minimum Gap Runner Turbine Design at Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/786779.
Carlson, Thomas J. Light-Emitting Tag Testing in Conjunction with Testing of the Minimum Gap Runner Turbine Design at Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1. United States. doi:10.2172/786779.
Carlson, Thomas J. Tue . "Light-Emitting Tag Testing in Conjunction with Testing of the Minimum Gap Runner Turbine Design at Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1". United States. doi:10.2172/786779. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/786779.
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doi = {10.2172/786779},
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