Cooling Water

Hydro electric turbine protection Glendoe power scheme

BOLLFILTER Type 6.18 units to filter raw water hydro-electric turbine protection application at Glendoe Hydro Power Scheme in Scotland. Currently Schotland´s largest civil Engineering Project and the first large scale conventional hydroelectric power station to be built there for 50 years. The Glendoe Hydro Power Scheme is designed to generate up to 100MW of clean, green energy.

Hydro electric turbine protection Glendoe power scheme

Technical Specifications

Sub Application Hydro electric turbine protection
System 2 x BOLLFILTERs Automatic Type 6.18 DN200/250
Filtration level 300 microns with wedge wire filter elements
Flow rate 90l/s
Operational pressure 2.5 bar
Contractor Weir Engineering Services
Client Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)

Hydro electric turbine protection Glendoe power scheme

Two Self-Cleaning Backflushing BOLLFILTER Automatics have been installed for hydro electric turbine protection at the Glendoe Hydro Power Scheme. The flagship project of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE).

The Powerhouse cavern, which has been created deep underground is 38m long, 18m wide and 32m high. It contains the turbine, which is turned by the force of water flowing through the tunnels, and generator.

In order to protect the power generation plant, a plant protection system has been installed by Weir Services. This incorporates a BOLLFILTER Automatic water system to remove potentially damaging particulates from the raw river water. The system operates continually (one filter duty/one standby), with a pre-set back-flushing programme to ensure efficient filtration without the need for regular cleaning or maintenance. Download printable Case Study

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