Hydropower systems are often protected by fine-meshed intake screens in order to meet environmental legislation. These screens naturally suffer from frequent blockages resulting from debris in the river. This debris has to be cleared manually or with an automatic cleaning system for the system to continue to operate efficiently, but as screens get finer some automated cleaning systems begin to struggle. Intake screen blockages lead to a direct reduction on energy yield and therefore income generated by the hydropower system.
Bar spacing requirements are reducing with increasing environmental regulation, particularly in Europe under the 2007 Eel Directive. This results in more frequent intake screen blockages and also a reduction in the effectiveness of certain other automatic screen cleaners that are not designed for operation with such narrow bar spacings.
The GoFlo automatic self-cleaning intake screen ensures that you meet environmental regulations, such as the Eel Regulations, while also greatly increasing the energy yield and therefore hydropower income generated by your system. Use the calculator below to determine the potential increase in income that could be achieved by using a GoFlo system.
Are you considering a GoFlo travelling water screen ?
GoFlo travelling water screens are used by hydropower owners and operators, water utilities and other industrial abstractors and are manufactured and supported from the UK. Our self cleaning intake screens are available in the United Kingdom and the European Union or other countries by agreement. Your first step is to try our Budgetary Pricing Calculator and then use the Measuring Up Guide to send us details of your site so we can discuss your project and send you a full quote. If you are a hydropower operator try our Additional Hydro Income Calculator to see the financial benefits of using a GoFlo traveling water screen. Alternatively, you can send us a General Enquiry or call us on +44 (0)1453 88 44 00.