#57 Kaplan Turbine


One of the first three Kaplan-type hydraulic turbines in the United States

This Kaplan turbine is one of the first three machines to be put into service in the United States. Named for its Austrian inventor, Viktor Kaplan (1876-1934), the turbine was an outstanding innovation, operating with a high, nearly constant efficiency over a wide load range. The machine was built by S. Morgan Smith Company of York, Pennsylvania.

Kaplan Turbine

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Metropolitan Edison Power Co
 P.O. Box 16001
Reading, PA 19640-0001


York Haven Hydroelectric Station

Visiting Info

By appointment only

Ceremony Notes

October 1980


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