Archimedes Screw

 

Settle Hydro - Re-using technology from 3rd Century BC
 

The Archimedes Screw being lowered into place in October 2009
 



Vital Statistics

of Settle Hydro's Archimedes Screw
 

Diameter 2.6m
Length 7.77m
Weight 7 tonnes
Angle of Inclination 22º
Net Head 2m
Variable Speed 7rpm - 28rpm
Nominal Power 46kW
 

 


Outflow from Archimedes Screw under high river conditions

 

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