Product types Vortex flow control devices
Materials Stainless steel
 
 
 

Hydro-Brake® Flood is a vortex-controlled solution to fluvial flooding. It has no moving parts and no power requirements and is therefore low-maintenance.

Hydro-Brake® Flood is ideal for controlling very large river and watercourse flows; from dispersed storage and control schemes with pass forward flow rates of just a few litres per second, to major dams controlling flows in excess of 10m³/s and holding back millions of cu.m of flood water.

The bespoke design and performance characteristic of the Hydro-Brake® Flood flow control can reduce the volume of flood water to be stored by up to 30% compared to fixed orifice controls; reducing land take during storm events.

Hydro-Brake® Flood flow controls have a proven track record dating back to a first application in the early 1990s.

Advantages

  • Proven track record in the UK
  • Self-activating
  • No moving parts
  • No power requirement
  • Up to 30% storage saving over fixed orifice type devices
  • Large open area at all flow rates resulting in:
    - reduced blockage risk
    - reduced flow velocities
  • Future-proof - can allow for:
    - variances in fluvial hydraulic modelling
    - climate change adaptation
  • Structurally fit-for-purpose
  • Aerates the flow
  • Reduces scour / erosion of outlet structure


Hydro-Brake® Flood is a vortex-controlled solution to fluvial flooding. It has no moving parts and no power requirements and is therefore low-maintenance.

Hydro-Brake® Flood is ideal for controlling very large river and watercourse flows; from dispersed storage and control schemes with pass forward flow rates of just a few litres per second, to major dams controlling flows in excess of 10m³/s and holding back millions of cu.m of flood water.

The bespoke design and performance characteristic of the Hydro-Brake® Flood flow control can reduce the volume of flood water to be stored by up to 30% compared to fixed orifice controls; reducing land take during storm events.

Hydro-Brake® Flood flow controls have a proven track record dating back to a first application in the early 1990s.

Advantages

  • Proven track record in the UK
  • Self-activating
  • No moving parts
  • No power requirement
  • Up to 30% storage saving over fixed orifice type devices
  • Large open area at all flow rates resulting in:
    - reduced blockage risk
    - reduced flow velocities
  • Future-proof - can allow for:
    - variances in fluvial hydraulic modelling
    - climate change adaptation
  • Structurally fit-for-purpose
  • Aerates the flow
  • Reduces scour / erosion of outlet structure


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Downloads
  • Hydro-Brake® Flood Alleviation
    Hydro-Brake® Flood Alleviation
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  • Hydro-Brake® Flow Control Series Brochure
    Hydro-Brake® Flow Control Series Brochure
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  • Hydro-Brake Optimum Case Study - Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme
    Hydro-Brake Optimum Case Study - Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme
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  • Hydro-Brake® - Weedon Dam Flood Alleviation Scheme Case Study
    Hydro-Brake® - Weedon Dam Flood Alleviation Scheme Case Study
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