FreeFlow 69

Consultants and Designers in Micro Hydro Engineering

Poncelet Wheel

Making Micro-Hydro Energy available using this novel 1820s Technology with a modern approach. Suitable for domestic and commercial applications up to 100kW.

Archimedes Screw

Ancient Greek technology applied using modern materials and processes for cost and efficiency savings, generating micro-hydro electricity suitable for up to 15kW.

WaterWheel Design

Other types of Water Wheel can be designed to suit specific site locations; for example using Overshot, Breastshot or Zuppinger Wheels. We also design hybrid wheels.

Bespoke Micro Hydro Design

Freeflow69 are happy to design water wheels for any site installation, just let us have the site details, water flow and head and we can give advice on the wheel required. Where a water wheel is not the appropriate equipment for a specific location, we can advise on other products and provide the installation design. For example; Cross Flow Turbine, Pelton Wheel or Axial Flow Turbine.

 

Overshot Water Wheel

Over-shot Wwheel

One of our recent projects was a feasibility study for a 25kW overshot wheel at an old mill site.

We employ modern techniques and materials, whilst still retaining the traditional image and simplicity, these can be supplied as 'turn key' installations or component parts for on site assembly.

Shown here is a 2 metre diameter overshot water wheel which is now ready for installation.

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More recently we have just completed the manufacture of a larger overshot water wt 3.2m diameter, The installation of which is nearly finished.
 
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Breast-shot / Zuppinger Water Wheel

Here we have a breast shot wheel for a 'run of river' installation (2.7metre diameter x 2 metre wide).The project Involved the design, manufacture and commissioning of this medium head Zuppinger enclosed type water wheel, It is now installed and running.

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