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Pelton wheel Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
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The Pelton wheel is a water impulse turbine. It was invented by Lester Allan Pelton in the 1870s. The Pelton wheel extracts energy from the impulse of moving water, as opposed to water's dead weight like the traditional overshot water wheel.

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Sectional view of a Pelton turbine installation.

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Assembly of a Pelton turbine in the Walchensee Power Plant, Germany

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