Pelton Hydro Turbines

Pelton Hydro Turbine

Pelton turbines are designed for high head applications. These machines are impulse turbines using the kinetic energy of water impinging on the runner bucket to turn the generator shaft. Pelton turbines can handle wide flow variations down to 10% of nominal flow. Their flat efficiency curves yield excellent performance over this wide operating range.


  • Compact design
  • Designed and manufactured for minimal maintenance
  • Flexibility of either horizontal or vertical installation
  • Available in one to six nozzle configurations
  • Can be manufactured in a range of materials to suit the customer’s requirements
  • Fixed, manually variable or fully automated flow regulation
  • Runner options include fully CNC machined forgings or manually polished castings
  • Pin on buckets are used for smaller machines
  • Output to 10MW per machine