Kaplan turbines provide the highest efficiency across a broad configuration range.
Kaplan turbines are mostly used in the low-head class with large volumes of water. The adjustability of the guide vanes and the wheel blades means that varying water flow rate can be used in the most appropriate way.
Requiring precision engineering and advanced technology, Kaplan turbines are produced with Firmametal’s expertise in material science and technologies. Kaplan turbines offer various implementation options. These are possible through double regulation of the higher runner blades and guide blades. Suitable for large volumes of water and low heads in particular, these features make Kaplan turbines suitable for use in river-type power plants located on large rivers. Firmametal can assist in the production of various versions of Kaplan turbines suited to the differing needs of customers: spiral, pit, separated and tubular turbines.