The energetic use of organic materials of plant or animal origin is a proven method of resource utilization and can be classified as renewable energy. A shift in thinking and in the utilization of residual materials to valuable materials already took place here years ago. With the establishment of these energy sources, the technical possibilities for converting biomass into other forms of energy have also grown and matured.
Hydroelectric power plants
Our reliable control valve technology for hydroelectric power plants ensures reliable power generation, which is created by utilizing the geodetic height difference between high-altitude sources and the water discharge in the valley. At the high-altitude water reservoir, electricity is generated by the water pressure via a Pelton turbine in the valley. A bypass control valve facing enormous differential pressure is installed in order to protect the process to the turbine. In mountainous regions of Switzerland, Austria, Norway as well as Germany, ARCA's control technology actively contributes to the generation of "green electricity" by hydropower plants.