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Hydroelectric power plants and other hydroelectric facilities

In hydroelectric power plants, the mechanical energy of the water is converted into electrical current using turbines and generators connected to them. Given that the effective head varies, a distinction is made between low, medium and high-pressure power plants. Similarly, there are run-of-river plants as well as storage plants (including pumped-storage plants) depending on the way in which the available water is used.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?
  • Braking air for pneumatic brakes
  • Adjusting turbine blades and large valves (e.g. governor)
  • Blowing air (blowing out the water to eliminate the load during starting)
  • Preventing pulsation and cavitation
Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?
  • Power-plant operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors
Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, TYPHOON, 6000, MISTRAL
Variants: Basic, ComSilent
Volumetric flow: 50–500 m³/hr
Pressure range: 30–100 bar (g)
Medium: Air, nitrogen

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