Hydroelectric power

Hydroelectric power has major importance in energy production today. The energy generated at a water flow is converted into rotary energy and thus used for machines and generators.

Flexible, metallic pipes from Senior Flexonics are used in marine technology in the generation of electrical power. Tubes and expansion joints from Senior Flexonics can handle high pressure and pipe stresses.

Hydroelectric power or hydroelectric output exists in many forms: Hydroelectric energy  and micro hydraulic plants (up to 100 kW) work with dam installations such as reservoirs. They are often used in areas with an abundance of water as a grid-independent electricity supply. Run-off river power plants generate kinetic energy from rivers and seas without using a dam. As water is about 800 times denser than air, even a slow flowing stream of water or a moderate ocean swell releases substantial amounts of energy.