Since years WKV focuses highly on RnD - specific on project and also in general. As one of the few provider in hydropower market WKV undertakes, beside theoretical development, continuously model tests on our company own hydraulic laboratory in Simonswald. Together with the experience of decades this gives us the needful confidence to guarantee highest efficiencies.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
A wide operation range with high efficiencies and reliable dimensioning for an operation time of centuries. A WKV – Francisturbine has to fulfil a lot of requirements. Extended flow simulation, FEM – analysis of all main turbine components together with broad experience in model and prototypes guarantees the high technical level of a WKV – Francis turbine.
The highly transient flow, characteristic of Pelton and Turgo turbines, demands precision in development and construction of the single hydraulic components. Since years ago, WKV focuses on modern software tools to adapt the hydraulic components in the best possible way according to the specific project requirements. In the heart of the turbine, a full parametric CAD model of the runner guarantees the highest precision in construction, flow, and from the FEM analysis to the CNC machining.