The exciting range of 1 to 20 kW Platypus Power induction turbine micro hydro units offer simplicity, quality, lasting value and performance.

These machines are built to be relied upon in remote locations and withstand harsh conditions.

Innovative designs, high efficiency and sophisticated but simple electronic controls ensure years of reliable electricity.

Sturdy 316 marine grade stainless steel casing and impulse wheel bring you value for money and ensure a solid, rewarding long term investment.

7kW induction
turbine (PP7/150) (PP7/200)

Platypus Power’s 2kW (Q2/200)
turbine with governor

Platypus Power’s unique stainless
steel impulse hybrid runner

FEATURES

TOUGH AND FULLY WARRANTED

The enhanced performance three phase induction generator in each Platypus Power micro hydro unit are proven, tough and reliable technology. All models are fitted with long life bearings, have excellent electrical characteristics, and are IP65 rated.

You can have even more confidence in the exceptional Platypus Power ‘1 plus 2’ year warranty.

EASY TO USE RELIABLE CONTROLS

The unique Platypus Power Advanced Regulator protects your turbine – controlling the speed of the generator to keep the voltage stable. The regulator module includes the electronic control unit and dump element/s to keep the generator constantly at full load.

Meters on the control panel give instant indication of turbine performance, consumer power usage and dump current.

LED indicators display the generator status.

The regulator automatically diverts and dissipates unused energy through the dump element/s.

Automatic shut down through the control board protects connected electrical equipment and the generator from over-voltage.

RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY

Platypus Power’s simple design and use of the highest quality materials means long life and low maintenance.

The innovative hybrid Platypus impulse runner is directly coupled to the generator. 316 marine grade stainless steel casing and runner resist abrasion and corrosion.

Nozzles are easily interchangeable to suit seasonal flows.

One dump resistance is all that is needed for single phase.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

MODEL / PARAMETER-

Q Series, Q1,2,3,4,5,7/

100-150mm single nozzle

PP1,2,3,4,5.5,7,9,

11,13,15,20/100,

150,

PP1,2,3,4,5.5,7,9,

13,15,20,/200

Interpretation of model parameters – PP7/150 = 7kW max power and 150mm
runner diameter.

Turbine

Platypus Aluminium marine grade

Platypus 316 Stainless Steel

Platypus 316 Stainless Steel

Turbine rating

Refer performance graphs

Refer performance graphs

Refer performance graphs

Runner

Platypus impulse

Stainless steel

Platypus impulse Stainless steel

Platypus impulse Stainless steel

Runner jet circle diameter (mm)

100, 125,150mm

Depending on head

100, 125,150

Depending on head

200

Minimum operating head (m)

20

15

45

Maximum operating head (m)

100

45

100

Minimum flow rate (l/s)

2

5

5

Maximum flow rate (l/s)

12

60

60

Turbine casing

aluminium

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

( marine grade)

(316 marine grade)

(316 marine grade)

Standard nozzle type

Nylon conical

Nylon conical

Nozzle outlets

1

2 or 4

2 or 4

Nozzle diameter range (mm)

6 to 24 @ 2 mm increments

6 to 24 @ 2 mm increments

6 to 24 @ 2 mm increments

Inlet pipe connection

2″ Flange Table D

4″ Flange Table D

4″ Flange Table D

Discharge pit with base plate

Polypropylene

Optional

Polypropylene

Optional

Polypropylene

Optional

Dimensions (mm)

565L x 565D x 320H

715L x 715D x 390H

715L x 715D x 390H

Generator

Enhanced performance

Enhanced performance

Enhanced performance

induction 4 pole 1500 rpm 2pole 3000 rpm

induction 4 pole 1500rpm 2 pole 3000 rpm

induction 4 pole 1500 rpm 2 pole 3000 rpm

Voltage (nominal)

230 volts single phase

230 volts single phase

230 volts single phase

Frequency (nominal)

50 Hz

50 Hz

50 Hz

Excitation Capacitors

3 x 35 mF

3 x 105 mF for 7 kW generator

3 x 105 mF for 7 kW generator

Generator to turbine coupling

Direct

Direct

Direct

System control

Induction Generator Controller

SG-105 V1.4

SG-105 V1.4

SG-105 V1.4

(Electronic governor)

Voltage (V)

230 volt single phase

230 volt single phase

230 volt single phase

Voltage regulation

+/-2%

+/-2%

+/-2%

(% of rated voltage)

Power Rating (kW)

Depending on alternator size

1-7.0 kW @ 230 volt 1 phase

1-20kW @ 230 volt 1 phase

1-20 kW @ 230 volt 1 phase

Frequency (nominal)

50 Hz

50 Hz

50 Hz

Frequency regulation (%)

+/-2%

+/-2%

+/-2%

(for unity power factor loads)

Output power wave form

Sinusoidal

Sinusoidal

Sinusoidal

Dump load elements

Resistive solid core

Resistive solid core

Resistive solid core

(finned air cooled)

(finned air cooled)

(finned air cooled)

Max number of elements req’d

1 of @ 5 kW

4 of @ 5 kW

5 of @ 5 kW

System monitoring

Operating water head

1600 kPa x 60 mm gauge

800 kPa x 60 mm gauge

1600 kPa x 60 mm gauge

(oil damped)

(oil damped)

(oil damped)

Dump load current (Adc)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Consumer load volts (Vac)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Consumer load current (Aac)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

Moving iron meter (90 Deg)

System protection

Under volts

MG type low voltage trip

Over speed

Hydraulically limited to generator maximum rated speed of 3000 rpm

Over voltage

PP overvoltage trip device 1 phase trip setting =310v

Over current

Overcurrent circuit breaker (sized to suit generator)

 

Dimensions and weights

Item

Q2/200

PP7/150

PP15/150

PP20/200

Control Cubicle

PP7/200

PP15/200

IP65

Size (mm) LxDxH

300x410x480

680x540x620

680x540x720

680x540x785

305x210x500

Weight (kg)

43

112

172

227

16

Weight packaged (kg)

71

210

270

330

Included

Volume packaged (m3)

0.2

0.8

0.9

0.95

Included

Note: design & specifications are
subject to change without notice. If questions arise, contact Platypus Power.

 

PERFORMANCE CURVES

Test conducted by Southern Hydro Ltd for Platypus Power – 1997 Data for entries greater than 8.5 I/s derived by means of extrapolation.

Tests conducted by Snowy Mountains Engeering Corp for Platypus Power – 1997. Up to three data points for the curves for 60 to 90 metre heads derived by extrapolation. Refer to specifications overleaf for details.