Micro-Hydro Systems: Sizing your Pipeline

Pipe sizing is another unique aspect of the micro-hydro system, unless you use a turbine or propeller system with an open ended intake set directly in stream.

For most micro-hydro systems, though, there are a few important aspects about piping:

Burying the pipeline will enhance the attractiveness of your micro hydro system and your property. It will also keep animals away from it. PVC is a sturdy enough material though steel is of course ideal. You want a micro hydro system that will last for generations. In all aspects of micro hydro, the key thing to remember is that everything gets wet.

Learn more about other micro-hydro system components:

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