E3S Web Conf.
Volume 112, 20198th International Conference on Thermal Equipment, Renewable Energy and Rural Development (TE-RE-RD 2019)
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|Published online||20 August 2019|
Contributions to the development of a methodology for determining the flow rate
Energy Research and Modernization Institute – ICEMENERG, Bucharest, România
2 University Politehnica of Bucharest, Power Engineering Faculty, Bucharest, România
The implementation of the requirements of the European Parliament Directive 2009/28 / EC requires efficient use of the water supply of a hydropower plants installation in order to obtain a higher amount of electricity by producing the same volume of water. In order to achieve efficient utilization of the energy of the water is necessary framing the operation of hydropower plants in the ranges of head course and the electric power so that the energy conversion is carried out in the optimum efficiency characteristic operation of the system. In order to determine as accurately the actual operating characteristics of a hydro-unit, in situ tests are required to determine the actual operating parameters of the hydro-unit. These parameters, the flow rate is the parameter that requires the most complex methodologies to determine. The paper presents a way of improvement but also a simplification of the methodology for in situ determination of the flow to small hydropower plants by using a mobile frame that has implemented a wireless data transmission system.
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