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Francis

Francis

Francis

The Francis turbine is a type of hydraulic turbine that was developed by James B. Francis in Lovell, Massachusetts. It is a centripetal reaction flow turbine that combines the concepts of radial and axial flow.
Francis turbines are energetically the most efficient of all hydraulic machines, even if they are not able to produce under conditions of flow rates that varies over time, reason why it is often necessary to split the flow rate on several machines in parallel.

Application area:

  • Head up to 200 m
  • Power developed up to 600 MW

Depending on the different configurations of head, flow and central lay-out, we can design and install both horizontal and vertical Francis turbines as well as double impellers.