As the owner or operator of numerous water abstraction points, you may be familiar with some of the issues associated with conventional water intake screens, principally those relating to regulatory compliance, the costs and manpower time required for debris removal and maintenance, as well as possible knock-on effects of reduced flow. The GoFlo Self Cleaning Screen may offer significant regulatory, technical, operational and financial advantages for the water abstraction and treatment industry.
You will be aware that screening at many water abstraction points must comply with increasingly stringent fish and eel screening regulations. The Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 will be implemented via a phased compliance approach through to 2027. Screening for juvenile eel, for instance, can require mesh sizes down to 2 mm bar-spacing. Such low bar-spacing can only be effectively kept clean at high-volume water intakes using a rotating-mesh screen with a debris removal spray, such as the GoFlo screening system.
The technical design features of the GoFlo self-cleaning screen offers many benefits, including a robust corrosion free stainless steel construction, self-lubricating bearings, a pivoting base for quick installation and removal, automated debris removal with a spray and flushing system, fully modular design for multi-screen requirements, and scalable capability.
The operational benefits of GoFlo travelling water screens for the water industry are also far reaching. The screens are sensor controlled and feature a fully automated rotating screen and debris removal feature, requiring minimal manual input. GoFlo also features a local and remote control and monitoring system, further reducing human input. The screen cleaning cycles can be activated by sensors detecting differential water levels across the screen, or programmed at fixed time intervals, or manually activated either onsite or remotely. The GoFlo control system is a full PLC-based system with internet connection for remote access and includes a webcam for watching the screen anywhere in the world. Combined with an extremely low maintenance design, the control system acts to maximise flow and power generation at all times.
GoFlo travelling water screens make good sense financially too. The very fine bar spacing available will enable you to meet stringent fish and Eel Regulations and avoid financial penalties through non-compliance. The screens also ensure much reduced downtime (thus maximising flow) and the costs of manpower intervention.
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.