In the mountain and foothill aqueducts, the water is conveyed in pressurized pipes to be sent to the loading tanks that feed the distribution network.
The PELTON AND BANKI IREM Ecowatt Hydro turbines can be installed in the existing aqueduct system in order to exploit the hydraulic energy, which would normally be dissipated, transforming it into usable electricity.
Considering the extreme importance regarding the delicate issue of public health, for the plants installed on the aqueduct, IREM supplies hydroelectric turbines which, thanks to suitable materials, industrialized production processes, customization of turbines and specific controls, comply with current legislation on processes and materials that can be used in contact with water intended for human consumption, this legislation is regulated in Europe by the European directive 98/83 / EC, in Italy by the DM 174/2004 and in France by the ACS (Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire).
Both compliance with the D.M. 174/2004 and with the ACS – among the most restrictive standards at European level – are certified by an accredited laboratory following an accurate verification process which includes:
- Risk analysis
- Traceability of certified and used materials
- Migration tests
- Control and certification of production standards
- Specific manuals
IREM today can boast more than 160 hydroelectric turbine installations on aqueducts all over the world.
The strengths of Ecowatt Hydro turbines
DM 174/2004 ITALY – ACS FRANCE
Referring to the specific applications on aqueduc, the hydroelectric turbines IREM Ecowatt Hydro are in compliance with the European Directive 98/83/CE “Regulation of the quality of water for human consumption” governed in Italy by DM 174/2004 and in France by DGS/SDA7A n° 571 dated 25/12/2002.
All turbines are cover of a Declaration of Conformity IREM to the DM 174/2004 and ACS (Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire).
All automatic devices are equipped with electrical actuators allowing the total absence of lubricating oils with a particular attention to the environmental.
FIT & FORGET
The design choices are aimed at maximizing the strength of the complete system turbine-generator group and control board. The materials and technical solutions make a product able to operate in the worst working conditions.
Finally the guarantee of a certified, personalized for the single customer and industrial product, high quality standards and minimizing maintenance operations.
The simplicity of operation and management of the hydroelectric plant are always been the characteristic elements of the philosophy of development and innovation of the hydroelectric turbines IREM Ecowatt Hydro. The long experience gained during years of continuous improvement, results in a product easy to use.
Extended warranty to 5 years.