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Kaplan turbine Edit or translate this description.
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The  Kaplan turbine is a propeller-type water turbine which has adjustable blades. It was developed in 1913 by the Austrian professor Viktor Kaplan, who combined automatically adjusted propeller blades with automatically adjusted wicket gates to achieve efficiency over a wide range of flow and water level.

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Vertical Kaplan Turbine (courtesy Voith-Siemens).

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Runner of a Kaplan turbine, which was earlier in the Iller Power Plant II in operation.

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