Faculty Profiles
AH-538: Operation and Maintenance of Small Hydro Plants


Credits : 4

Contact Hours : Lecture : 3  Tutorial : 1  Practical : 0

Intake weir, desilting tank, forebay, power channel, spillways and power house building; Gates, valves, trash rack and penstock; Turbines, governors and auxiliaries; Hydro-generator and excitation system; Control panels, relays, circuit breakers, transformers, batteries and charging equipments; Earthing system, switchyard and interconnecting transmission lines; Safety aspects and disaster management in small hydropower plants; Financial management for operation and maintenance of small hydropower plants;

Suggested Books :

i.   “Maintenance and Repair Manual for Private Micro Hydropower: Plants”, developed by DCS Technology Development, ICIMOD publication.
ii.  “Installation and Commissioning Manual for Micro Hydro Plants”, developed by DCS Technology Development, ICIMOD publication.
iii.  Facilities, Instructions, Standards and Techniques (FIST) Manuals, Vol. I-VI, USBR.
iv.  Fischer, G. et al, “Governor product information”, SKAT.
v.   Gulliver, J.S. and Arndt, E.A., “Handbook of Hydro Electric Engineering”, McGraw Hills.
vi.  Harker, K., “Power System Commissioning and Maintenance Practice”, The Institution of Electrical Engineers.