Suitable Turbine Selection based on the Parameters of a Potential Site at Sarawak, Malaysia

  • K. A. Samo Department of Electrical Engineering , Quaid-e-Awam University College of Engineering, Science & Technology, Pakistan
  • I. A. Samo Department of Energy & Environment Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • W. Mughal Department of Mechanical Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • A. R. H. Rigit Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • A. A. Sohoo Department of Electronic Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Pakistan
Volume: 10 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 6399-6402 | December 2020 |


The tidal range is a renewable energy source. In Malaysia, most of the produced renewable energy is generated from the exploitation of the tidal range. The main purpose of this research is to determine a suitable system to produce tidal range energy from a potential site. A turbine selection chart is used. The mean tidal range of Kuching Barrage is 4.2m and the maximum flow rate over a gate is 226.9m3/s. Therefore, for the extraction of electrical power, a bulb-type turbine with a rated power of 5.2MW is identified as suitable to be deployed at the site.

Keywords: tidal turbine, power, energy output, flow rate


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