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Francis turbine, made by Planes, Flaquer i Cia

La turbina Francis genera 90 CV. La palabra turbina proviene del latín turbo –inem, que significa rotación o giro. ©Pep Botey.

La turbina Francis genera 90 CV. La palabra turbina proviene del latín turbo –inem, que significa rotación o giro. ©Pep Botey.

The turbine (1905) transforms the kinetic energy of the water into mechanical energy, which is then transmitted through a system of wheels, belts and pulleys. The level of efficiency of a turbine is much higher than the hydraulic wheels, which were used previously.

Francis turbines are reaction turbines, often used for waterfalls and mid-level fows of water.

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