Cressbrook Hydro installed a GoFlo travelling screen in 2018 to automatically remove debris from the hydropower intake. After 3 years of operation, what does the owner and hydropower operator, Stephen Morrison, think of their performance so far ? We asked him, and this is what he told us. Another happy Hydropower customer !
“We chose to install a pair of 6mm GoFlo screens fitted in our river based hydropower intake to provide fully automated screening, in order to reduce downtime and maintain maximum head, for maximum power generation.
The installation was a straight forward process, assisted on site by an experienced GoFlo engineer. The screens were in and running smoothly without any issues and have continued that way over the first few years of service. They have performed well over a range of conditions, from severe frosts to heatwaves and during high flooding. The installation is in an area highly populated with deciduous trees and the screens have coped well during autumn, at various flow rates and river levels.
The fully automated system has resulted in little or no downtime due to debris and therefore helped power generation. It required a period of time to get to know the particular traits of the river, at different times of year, in order to choose the right settings, but GoFlo were always quick to help in the process. Monitoring and adjustments are easy thanks to remote access to the control panel, a webcam and the range of settings available.
We are pleased with our decision to install GoFlo screens and continue to receive help and support from the GoFlo team if we need it.”
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.