Francis turbine

The Francis turbine is a type of water turbine that was developed Lowell. It is an inward-flow reaction turbine that combines radial and axial flow concepts. Francis turbines are the most common water turbine in use today.


Characteristics of Forward Francis turbines:Head range up to far more than 300 m, Capacity up to about 35 MW, Excellent peak efficiency,High efficiency also at partial water flow,Compact design and low maintenance requirements by rigorous selection of best suited materials and proper design, 2 or 4 bearing gen-set arrangements, Bearings rated moderately for more than 100,000 hours of operation, applications with water containing debris,Optimized jet and runner designs for highest efficiencies


Optimized  runner designs for highest efficiencies, Runner made of high-quality and abrasion-proof stainless steel.

Hydro Generator

The alternators consist of the main internal-pole generator and the external-pole exciter machine. The entire design is configured for highest reliability, quality and durability. All generator of Forward are brushless synchronous genertor, the unit capacity raning from 5KW to 50MW, Insulation clase F/F, power factor cosφ 0.8 o 0.9 optional, Voltage 110V- 13,800V, easy to mainain.

Stator and rotator

The stator core is made up of low-loss laminations, pressed together by means of pressure plates to form a compact unit.

The rotor windings comply with temperature class H or F in accordance with DIN EN 60034-1 and VDE 0530-1. 

Vertical shaft arrangement-Vertical Francis turbine for media and low head.

Horizontal shaft arrangement-Horizontal francis turbine

Technical description

Water head 5-300 metro, capacity upto 50MWRunner diameter 20-600cm.


Guide vane controlled electrically or hydraulically. Hydraulic governor Adopt Standard GB/T9652.1-1997 “Technical condition of turbine control system”.

Control Panel

We are able to make the whole unit be ummanned control. The control panel has the functions of excitation device, synchronization device, protection device, metering device and monitoring device. Temperature measuring and braking panel, SCADA, remote control are optional.

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