Wave Energy

Wave Tank

Lancaster is home to a 12.5m long wave tank, used for modelling and testing.

Tidal Flume

The wave tank has been designed to allow the swift integration of the tidal flume once construction as been completed.

Low Head Hydro Power

The Low Head Hydro Power facility at Lancaster has been used as a research tool to explore the means of converting energy from a low-head hydro source.

Turbine Lab

The Gilkes turbine tutor facility has been fully automated and can be used for initial testing of prototype turbine models.

Pump & Cavitation Lab

The Turbine Technologies Pump Lab offers a clear view pump housing and fluid circuit for the testing of centrifugal impellers.

Inline Turbine Lab

A number of novel inline turbines have been developed using the Inline Turbine Lab facility.