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Some Hydraulic Features of Puntledge Generating Plant

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A. W. Lash

British Columbia Power Commission, Victoria, B. C., Canada

R. E. Passmore

Canadian Allis-Chalmers Ltd., Montreal, Que., Canada

J. Basic Eng 81(4), 534-541 (Dec 01, 1959) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008552 History: Received July 31, 1958; Published December 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


Puntledge Generating Plant has an exceptionally long penstock in relation to head, and pressure fluctuations are limited by means of an automatic pressure regulator. The automatic and remote-control features of the plant are described in relation to this equipment. In Part I the reasons for the design adopted are outlined, and the testing and control features are described. In Part II a detailed description is given of the pressure-regulator design and construction.

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