impulse turbine

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a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades

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The source feed is ignited and the resulting pressure is directed through nozzles to drive the turbine blades, in case of impulse turbines.
There are two different types of turbines in hydropower plants: reaction turbines (Francis, Kaplan) and impulse turbines (Pelton).