Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Hydraulic Turbines and Hydraulic Pumps.

Comparison and Difference between Hydraulic Turbines and Hydraulic Pumps

  • Hydraulic Turbines converts hydraulic-energy into mechanical energy while pumps convert mechanical energy into hydraulic-energy.
  • Turbines produce electrical energy whereas pumps produce pressure energy utilizing electrical energy.
  • Turbines have more components, so the maintenance cost is high. Pumps have less maintenance cost as they have ver little components.
  • Turbines are very costly and have a cumbersome design. Pumps are less costly and have easy design consideration.
  • Examples:
    Examples of Hydraulic Turbines: Pelton Turbine, Francis Turbine, Kaplan Turbine etc.
    Examples of Hydraulic Pumps: Centrifugal Pumps, Reciprocating Pumps etc.
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