Pressure Reducing Valves Safeguard Hydropower Plant

10 December 2019

Hydropower, next to thermal generation, plays an important role in Argentina’s energy mix. Responsible for around 36% of the country’s electricity with a capacity of 10.1 GW (Gigawatt), hydropower is used for both industrial facilities and private households. Futaleufú, one of Argentina’s hydropower plants in the south of the country, was faced with a repowering of generators that gave rise to changes in water pressure that affected the valves used in cooling of the generators – a vital function.

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