La Houille Blanche
Number 3-4, Juin 1999
|Page(s)||35 - 40|
|Published online||01 August 2009|
Les pompes à volute en béton Bergeron - Applications aux grands transferts d'eau
Bergeron concrete volute pumps - Applications of large water transfers
Alstom ACB, Etablissement BERGERON
The concrete volute pump is a well known and reliable way to ensure pumping of large amounts of water in a flow rate range from 4 to 40 m3/s with total head from 5 to 35 m and up to 55 m with special features.
In a first part the paper deals with a description of the concrete volute pump, integration in pumping station and with various motor/gearbox - pump set arrangement.
In a second part some new developments in progress are described: performance improvement, main components optimization and increasing of the whole pump set reliability.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1999