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Pelton turbine

Pelton turbine Foto left Miro Podgoršek, foto right Arhiv Skupina SIJ

Pelton turbine

Bucket wheel turbine (i.e. Pelton turbine), exhibited at a petrol station Karavanke above Jesenice.

The turbine was used as a power unit in the rolling mill of Jesenice Iron Foundry in Slovenski Javornik (near Jesenice) for thick sheet metal rolling.

  • Date of manufacture: 14 November 1899
  • Produced by: GANZ, Budapest
  • Project nr.: 10.862/99
  • Wheel diameter: 8980 mm
  • Number of buckets: 56
  • Power: 1500 HP
  • Speed: 70 rpm
  • Waterfall: 320 m
  • Water consumption: 500 - 543 l/min
  • In operation: 1902 - 1986

This was the largest turbine produced by the factory GANZ.


Small Pelton wheel

The small Pelton wheel, weighing 38 tonnes and spanning 4.8 metres in diameter, was able to do 70 rpm in its heyday. In conjunction with the large Pelton wheel, it provided the main drive for the production lines of the then new rolling mill of the Carniolan Industrial Company between 1902 and 1979, and was considered one of the largest single castings in the world during this time.

The wheel is exibited at administarive building of the SIJ Acroni at Koroška Bela.

(Source: SIJ Acroni)

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