Industrial Generator SIGENTICS Series Small Hydro
Long product lifespan and low lifecycle costs – the result of the highest quality standards
Hydropower is a particularly flexible energy source, and there is a large need for different hydro turbines. The Siemens answer is the Small Hydro generator series with its optimized hydropower specific profile, comprising flexible modular design, diverse cooling types, and the ability to respond to load changes within seconds. Synchronous generators of the Siemens Small Hydro series reach unparalleled efficiency up to 98% in the output range of 0.5-25 MVA. Being compact and insensitive to permanent humidity, even salt water, these generators are ideal for installations in weirs and dams.
Qualities that distinguish the generators of the Small Hydro series are low-loss materials, high energy yields, optimum flexibility due to modular design, outstanding reliability, minimized downtime, excellent vibration behavior thanks to 3D simulation, low noise levels, and quick and easy implementation plus minimized life cycle costs. Eco-sustainability, a high ROI, and cost-effective power generation complete their impressive product characteristics.
Synchronous generator with salient pole rotor or cylindrical pole rotor
400 mm - 1,120 mm
500 kVA - 20 MVA
500 rpm - 1,800 rpm
50 Hz / 60 Hz
380 V - 15 kV
Up to 98%
155 (F), 180 (H) - only for LV
Type of cooling system
IC 01, IC 31, IC 81 W
Degree of protection
IP23, IP44, IP54, IP55
Horizontaly or verticaly mounted, flanged bearing shield, or shaft end
Optimum efficiency rates up to 98%
Hydro power specific design with very fast response to load changes
Optimized vibration behavior thanks to 3D simulation
Extended product life cycle over 40 years
Compliance with all recognized international standards
Exceptional service within the largest network worldwide
Applications – by industry
A large part of renewable energy is generated using hydropower. Huge fleets of our active generators for small hydro power plants are currently in use for the whole range of applications in this field. This extensive experience allows us to provide you with specific generators that deliver a unique performance.
Rimov – Dam on the Malse River, Czech Republic
For a complete machinery replacement for Podovi Malse, Siemens installed two Francis Turbines, chosen because of their high efficiency and reliability.