Moving from Conventional manufacturing of Pelton runners to the latest Computerized
Numerically controlled manufacturing, the metal removal process has gone through a vast change in the past 3 decades. Earlier metal removal accuracies were dependent mainly on the technician skill and it was difficult to retain highly skilled technicians, but with the technological advancements growing so rapidly, the focus has shifted to CNC programming and tool setting. The machine does the rest on its own. There is no manual interference. The profiles are exactly as conceived by the designer, unlike in the conventional process we get a perfect 3D shape resulting in reliable turbine efficiency. The time required for manufacturing such runners used to be around 6-7 months earlier and the same has been reduced to 2-3 months now. The stainless-steel dust which used to float in the air during the grinding of these runner buckets would be a health hazard for the technicians and a lot of energy would be required to pump out the same from the shop floor. The technicians can breathe fresh air. The working efficiency also improves. The forged runners are even better because there are no critical paths like castings to be followed.
FLOVEL name has been synonymous with the hydro power sector for over four decades. FLOVEL is a full-line supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for small and medium size hydro power plants manufacturer of hydraulic turbines, valves and turnkey supplier of electro mechanical packages for hydro power projects and ranks amongst the leading players globally. FLOVEL manufacturers complete range of Pelton, Francis, Kaplan, Axial Flow turbines and Valves for hydropower projects. The strength of FLOVEL is in its ability to offer all-inclusive solutions (Electro Mechanical-Turnkey Packages).