KAPLAN

KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulation

Considering a new greenfield project, or a modernization project, the NORCAN KAPLAN Vertical turbine Double Regulation will significantly increase the power output and annual energy production across the turbine range. The result of NORCAN research and development optimization with the most advanced modern hydraulic geometries for higher efficiencies. NORCAN fundamental strategy is to increase their KAPLAN turbine range efficiencies to benefit the hydropower plant owners. NORCAN R&D in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD, FEA, and FMEA engineers collaborate with one of Europe's top turbine hydraulic fluid machinery dynamic laboratories supporting NORCAN in Austria. Numerical Simulation is successfully applied with CFD, and FMEA, from the laboratory research analysis on homologous runners on physical test rig experimental trials from our turbine hydraulic fluid lab cooperation in Austria for acceptance and approval. Test according to IEC 60193, ISO 9906, IEC 60534. Best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulation

Considering a new greenfield project, or a modernization project, the NORCAN KAPLAN Vertical turbine Double Regulation will significantly increase the power output and annual energy production across the turbine range. The result of NORCAN research and development optimization with the most advanced modern hydraulic geometries for higher efficiencies. NORCAN fundamental strategy is to increase their KAPLAN turbine range efficiencies to benefit the hydropower plant owners. NORCAN R&D in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD, FEA, and FMEA engineers collaborate with one of Europe's top turbine hydraulic fluid machinery dynamic laboratories supporting NORCAN in Austria. Numerical Simulation is successfully applied with CFD, and FMEA, from the laboratory research analysis on homologous runners on physical test rig experimental trials from our turbine hydraulic fluid lab cooperation in Austria for acceptance and approval. Test according to IEC 60193, ISO 9906, IEC 60534. Best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulation

Short Survey of Selected Sample Projects

Madawaska 4.0 MW, New Brunswick

Greenfield Project complete Water to Wire delivery with 1 x NORCAN KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulation diameter 138.5-in (3250-mm) 138.5 RPM 4.0MW with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing, Generator and W2W supply, Installation, and Commissioning with State-of-the-Art with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Peterson Dam 6.35 MW, Vermont

Modernization with NORCAN KAPLAN vertical double regulated new runner and Wicket Gates replacement diameter 2648-mm / 104.25-in. 6345 kW with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with State-of-the-Art best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.`

Gorge 18 - 4.0 MW, Vermont 22.7% gain in Power Output

Old Propeller turbine to NORCAN KAPLAN turbine conversion with Double Regulation Plant Modernization. From Concept to Operations, NORCAN is a Leader of Expert Solution Provider, from Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, dismantling the old unit in conjunction with a new turbine to minimize downtime, Installation, Commissioning with on-time delivery. 1 x 3.4MW to 4.0 MW, diameter of 2921-mm / 115.00-in, 180 RPM, a 22.7% gain in power output with a significant increase in the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning. NORCAN is the Solutions Provider of choice in hydropower plant modernization with modern hydraulic geometries, state-of-the-art technology, and best-in-class quality made in Canada.

Scotland Dam 2.34 MW, Connecticut

BARBER Turbine Propeller replacement with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN vertical double regulated from 2170 kW to 2348 kW gain in power output from Propeller to KAPLAN conversion -150 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 2000-mm / 106.30-in. 2.34 MW KAPLAN Double Regulated with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.`

Ragged Rapids 4.0 MW, Ontario

Runner Modernization with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN Double Regulated Ø 101.4-in (2580-mm) 200 RPM 4.0MW with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the turbine and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Clark Falls 3.0 MW, Vermont

Brownfield Project runner replacement 1 x NORCAN KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulation Ø 85-in (2160-mm) 240 RPM 3.0MW with NORCAN turbine delivering more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Boyce Dam 1.4 MW, Michigan

Propeller replacement with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN vertical double regulated Conversion from 1200 kW to 1440 kW gain in power output from Propeller to KAPLAN conversion -225 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 2000-mm / 78.74-in. 1.4 MW KAPLAN Double Regulated with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type Turbine

KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type Turbine is a Double Regulated Horizontal Axis Turbine with a conical distributor consistent with the IEC 61364 code. The most significant advantage of the KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type vs. KAPLAN Conventional Vertical or KAPLAN Tubular Turbine is the compact structure, provides noticeable advantages with excellent accessibility of major components, reliability, simplified civil construction works (no deep, costly excavation needed) with a cost-saving solution for Greenfield Projects or Brownfield Projects where significant civil construction is permitted. Applicable Rated Net Heads for KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type turbine up to 98.5-ft (30-m) with Rated Net DIscharge of 3000-CFS (85-m3/s). NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type Turbine will significantly increase the power output and annual energy production across the turbine range. The result of NORCAN research and development optimization with the most advanced modern hydraulic geometries for higher efficiencies. Numerical Simulation is successfully applied with CFD, and FMEA, from the laboratory research analysis on homologous runners on physical test rig experimental trials from our turbine hydraulic fluid lab cooperation in Austria for acceptance and approval. Test according to IEC 60193, ISO 9906, IEC 60534. Best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A. with decades of dependables operations.

KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type

Short Survey of Selected Sample Projects

Cascade Street 3.2 MW, Ontario

A new greenfield power plant with an interesting historic background replacing an old hydroelectric generating station was first built in 1896 with 2 x 75 kW. In 1898 the plant was upgraded with two additional Charles and BARBER Turbines totaling 425 kW (NORCAN is your total OEM, Repair and Modernization Center for BARBER Turbines). At that time, the plant was known as the Parry Sound's first power plant. A new powerhouse was built in 1919 with 930 kW with an additional small unit of 420 kW. In 2017 the Cascade Street Generating Station was modernized with a significant expansion with NORCAN modern generating unit with Water to Wire. 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow S-Type Ø 90.5-in (2300-mm) 240 RPM 3.2MW with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output with significant sustainable annual energy production supporting climate resilience for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning. NORCAN best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A, is honored to have their high performance generating modern equipment in such architecturally outstanding and aesthetic designed powerhouse. So well integrated into the landscape, developed and owned by Bracebridge Generation Ltd.

Bracebridge Falls 2.44 MW, Ontario 4 X times the power output increase from 600 kW to 2446 kW

A new greenfield power plant replacing an old hydroelectric generating station originally built in 1901. A redevelopment expansion to over four times its original generating capacity with a new powerhouse and modern generating unit with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN S-Type from 600 kW to 2446 kW gain in power output - 257 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 2108-mm / 83-in. 2.44 MW KAPLAN S-Type with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries, new generator, and W2W delivery drastically increasing the annual energy production with reliable, sustainable energy to support the climate resilience, with decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Wilson Falls 2.44 MW, Ontario over 4 X times the power output increase from 600 kW to 2721 kW

A new greenfield power plant replacing an old hydroelectric generating station originally built in 1901. A redevelopment expansion to over four-times its original generating capacity with a new powerhouse and modern generating unit with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN S-Type from 600 kW to 2721 kW gain in power output - 277 RPM – New NORCANKAPLAN runner diameter 2108-mm / 83-in. 2.44 MW KAPLAN S-Type with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries, new generator, and W2W delivery drastically increasing the annual energy production with reliable, sustainable energy to support the climate resilience, with decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning with Best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

High Falls 1.9 MW, Ontario over 4 X times the power output increase from 560 kW to 1900 kW

A new greenfield power plant replacing an old hydroelectric generating station was originally built in 1948. A redevelopment expansion to over four times its original generating capacity with a new powerhouse and modern generating unit with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN S-Type from 560 kW to 1900 kW gain in power output - 327 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 1700-mm / 67-in. 1.9 MW KAPLAN S-Type with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries, new generator, and W2W delivery drastically increasing the annual energy production with reliable, sustainable energy to support the climate resilience, with decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning with the best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo Turbine also known as Z-Type KAPLAN Turbine

KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo Vertical Turbine, also known as Z-Type KAPLAN Turbine, is a Double Regulated Vertical Axis turbine with a conical distributor. The KAPLAN Saxo Turbine being a Double Regulated, Vertical Axis Turbine is similar to a KAPLAN S-Type Turbine consistent to the IEC 61364 code, with the major difference of a Vertical Shaft with similar Intake and Draft Tube. The most significant advantage of the KAPLAN Saxo Turbine vs. KAPLAN Conventional Vertical or KAPLAN Tubular Turbine is the compact structure (in some instances very narrow site like North Division Street project below in the short survey of NORCAN project), noticeable simplified civil construction works with a cost-saving solution for Greenfield Projects or Brownfield Projects where significant civil construction is permitted. Applicable Rated Net Heads for KAPLAN Saxo Turbine up to 115-ft (35-m) with Rated Net DIscharge of 3000-CFS (85-m3/s). NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo Turbine, also known as NORCAN Z-Type KAPLAN Turbine turbine will significantly increase the power output and annual energy production across the turbine range. The result of NORCAN research and development optimization with the most advanced modern hydraulic geometries for higher efficiencies. Numerical Simulation is successfully applied with CFD, and FMEA from the laboratory research analysis on homologous runners on physical test rig experimental trials from our turbine hydraulic fluid lab cooperation in Austria for acceptance and approval. Test according to IEC 60193, ISO 9906, IEC 60534. Best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A. with decades of dependables operations.

KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo (Z-Type KAPLAN)

Short Survey of Selected Sample Projects

Renfrew Thomas Low 4.0 MW, Ontario

A new greenfield power plant replacing an old hydroelectric generating station was originally built over 100 years ago. A development expansion with a new powerhouse and modern generating units doubling the capacity of the two existing power plants with Water to Wire delivery and 2 x new NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo 55-in (1400-mm) diameter 514 RPM 2MW, 4MW total installed capacity with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the sustainable annual energy production supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Elliot Falls 1.6 MW, Ontario

A new greenfield power plant replacing an old hydroelectric generating station was originally built over 100 years ago. A development expansion with a new powerhouse and modern generating units doubling the capacity of the two existing power plants with Water to Wire delivery and 2 x new NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo 59-in (1500-mm) diameter 330 RPM 800 kW, 1.6MW total installed capacity with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the sustainable annual energy production supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

North Division Street 1.17 MW, New York 46% gain in Power Output

PAT complete replacement with 1 x KAPLAN Saxo turbine (Z-Type KAPLAN) with Generator from 800 kW to 1175 kW + 46.87% gain in power output. New NORCAN KAPLAN Saxo (Z-Type KAPLAN) runner diameter 1500-mm / 59.05-in. NORCAN exclusive “Complex-Angle” KAPLAN Saxo turbine (Z-Type KAPLAN) to fit in a tight powerhouse footprint due to restrictions in building space adjacent to a busy street. This innovative solution allows a genuine hydropower site-specific KAPLAN turbine with vastly enhanced power output (superior solution to a PAT modernization) with modern hydraulic geometries turbine runner, increasing the sustainable annual energy production supporting the climate resilience with decades of dependable operations maximizing revenue. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, supply of the Generator and W2W, Installation by GRACON LLC, and Commissioning with best quality state-of-the-art made in Canada from core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Shand Dam 0.8 MW, Ontario

Brownfield Project 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN Axial Flow Saxo Ø 37.4-in (950-mm) 600 RPM 0.8MW with modern hydraulic geometries NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the sustainable annual energy production supporting the climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Turbine, Generator and W2W supply, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

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