A new generation of hydraulic pump-driven turbines is on the way, and it’s not going to be a one-off event.
A company called Taha has announced that it’s working with a Chinese supplier to build a new generation, powered by an engine that can be steered by the flow of water, to be installed in the next generation of turbines, the Hydraulic Pulses.
Taha first announced the Hydraulics back in 2013, but the company was working on the technology until now.
The company says the next-generation of Hydraulic Powered Pumps (HPPs) are the result of collaboration with China’s Tianjin Industrial Technology Group (TIT), the largest supplier of such technology in the world.
In a statement, Taha explained that TIT had been “working on the design of a new type of power plant design and design-build system for the first time in over 15 years” with the help of the Chinese government.
“TIT has demonstrated a tremendous level of engineering and technical capability, and we believe this is a real opportunity to develop this technology to the next level,” Taha said.
TPT, which also operates a factory that manufactures turbine blades in the United States, plans to supply Taha with the new generation.
It will also build a turbine engine that uses a new technology called “Hydraulic Pump Drives.”
This will allow TPT to “build a turbine of this size,” according to TPT’s CEO and founder, David Schreiber.
The turbine engine can generate “more than 100 megawatts of power, enough to power all of China and Europe,” the company said.
“We believe this technology will transform our industry and will lead to new technologies that will improve the reliability and quality of power produced from this type of energy source,” TPT added.
It said the new turbine will be capable of producing energy “at a rate of 10 MW/s,” and will be “fully scalable and highly efficient.”
TPT will supply TPT with the Hydraulaulic Pump Drive and TPT and Tianjin will build and test it in a joint venture.
The engine will be installed inside a large turbine generator that is currently being built by China National Machinery Engineering Group (CNMEG), the country’s largest supplier.
According to the TPT press release, “CNMET is working on its first two turbine engines of this type and will provide the engineering and construction expertise necessary for this joint venture.”
The two turbine projects are scheduled to be completed in 2020 and 2021.
“The new generation will be able to produce power of up to 1 MW/t,” TTT added.
This power will be transferred to a turbine generator, which will be connected to a compressor, which then “exerts pressure on the water, causing it to compress the water to the desired temperature, pressure, and pressure.”
It will be this type that will drive the turbine generator and turbine rotor, according to the company.
Tertons Pulsed Water Turbine engine will also be able “to operate in different phases, which includes water phase, the hydrophase, and the electric phase,” TTS said.
This is the technology that was used in the TAHs first generation of turbine generators, TPT said.