Hydro-Electric plants have many different sizes, types and purposes. Thomson Turbine Governor products also must take many forms to suit this wide range of use. Our use of PLCs allow custom adaptations at low cost, and a number of standard designs allow quick implementation for most plants.
Grid connected plants need an inexpensive, easy to maintain and efficient control system. Induction type plants use inexpensive simple power units and controllers. Synchronous plants require synchronization to the utility and better turbine control. Designs are available for single and dual regulated Kaplans, Frances, and Pelton turbine types.
Stand alone plants need battery start-up, high performance governing and possibly reservoir management. Thomson Turbine Governors can supply any combination of load and water control governing necessary to obtain maximum performance.
Any type of turbine can be used, including single and dual regulated Kaplans, Frances and Pelton types. Load Control Governors are also being used in Wind and Hybrid Wind-Diesel Systems.