Generally, in aqueducts, both in the mountains and in the foothills, the water is conveyed in pressurized pipes and sent to loading tanks which, in turn, feed the drinking water distribution network.
The PELTON AND BANKI IREM Ecowatt Hydro hydroelectric turbines can be installed on the existing aqueduct system with the aim of exploiting the hydraulic energy, which would otherwise be dissipated, transforming it into usable electricity.
Considering the extreme importance of hygiene and public health, for plants installed on drinking water, IREM supplies hydroelectric turbines which, thanks to suitable materials, industrialized production processes, customization of the turbines and specific controls, comply with current legislation on processes and on materials that can be used in contact with water intended for human consumption.
This legislation is regulated in Europe by directive 98/83 / EC, in Italy by the D.M. 174/2004 and in France by the ACS (Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire).
Both compliance with the D.M. 174/2004 which to 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
Therefore IREM is able to guarantee these production and quality standards for all the regulatory aspects in force, therefore for the specific applications on the aqueduct the IREM Ecowatt Hydro hydroelectric turbines comply with the European Directive 98/83 / EC “Quality regulation of water intended for consumption human beings “regulated in Italy by the Ministerial Decree 6 April 2004 ° 174 and in France by DGS / SDA7A n ° 571 of 25 November 2002.
All machines are accompanied by an IREM Declaration of Conformity.
To date, IREM can boast more than 170 hydroelectric turbine installations on aqueducts all over the world.