Product types Float valves
Materials Stainless steel
 
 
 

Hydro-Brake® Agile is a float-activated flow control that extends the Hydro-Brake® Flow Control Series.

It can be engineered to achieve the lowest possible flood storage volumes in one simple, cost-effective and easy-to-install unit without any power requirements. Enabling Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) compliance on new developments and highways, it can also be used to manage flows and prevent flooding in sewer networks, combined sewers and wastewater treatment plants.

Applications

  • Surface water management and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)
  • Combined drainage systems and CSOs
  • Sewer network optimisation
  • Flood alleviation, prevention and risk mitigation

Benefits

Reduce construction costs
Building flood storage leads to land-take and construction costs that are dependent on the rate at which excess water can be controlled and discharged. The Hydro-Brake® Agile flow control minimises the amount of on-site storage required - enabling developers and construction companies to provide flood management while managing construction costs.

Meet stringent discharge consents
Achieves a constant rate of discharge and therefore requires the minimum possible upstream storage. It is ideally suited to sites with stringent discharge consents where the space available for on-site attenuation is at a premium.

Future-proof flood protection
Can be adjusted easily, enabling operators to change the system to meet differing operating conditions and ensure controlled flow and protection against flooding, even if conditions change.

Operation

The unit’s automatic operation and predictable, repeatable performance ensure that operating costs are also kept low. The Hydro-Brake® Agile reduces the burden of long-term management and maintenance, and helps ensure acceptance by adopting authorities.

The Hydro-Brake® Agile comprises an orifice plate with a variable open area regulated by a float-arm operated gate to deliver a constant discharge rate over a wide range of heads. The discharge rate is adjustable to match the discharge requirements for the site.

Discharge through the open gate at low flows is unimpeded. During a storm, the float arm closes the gate until the maximum water level and discharge rate is reached for a designated event, so that the gate is prevented from closing further, despite any increases in head.

The maximum discharge rate is maintained while upstream storage is drained down rapidly, ensuring the unit is ready for subsequent storm events, until the float returns to the resting position with the gate fully open. The Hydro-Brake® Agile is easily adjustable to accommodate changes in operating conditions.

Manufactured from high-grade stainless steel, the Hydro-Brake® Agile Flow Control can be matched to a range of outlet pipe sizes. The unit can be supplied prefitted in a cast concrete chamber for easy on-site installation. To suit the location and invert required, the chamber depth can be easily varied with concrete rings.

Maximum flow: 100 l/s
Maximum head: 2.4m

Support

Designing an effective system using Hydro-Brake® Agile is easy using Hydro International’s free technical and design support service. Professional engineers are available to provide advice on sizing, flow and storage calculations, as well as assisting with dimensioned installation drawings.


Hydro-Brake® Agile is a float-activated flow control that extends the Hydro-Brake® Flow Control Series.

It can be engineered to achieve the lowest possible flood storage volumes in one simple, cost-effective and easy-to-install unit without any power requirements. Enabling Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) compliance on new developments and highways, it can also be used to manage flows and prevent flooding in sewer networks, combined sewers and wastewater treatment plants.

Applications

  • Surface water management and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)
  • Combined drainage systems and CSOs
  • Sewer network optimisation
  • Flood alleviation, prevention and risk mitigation

Benefits

Reduce construction costs
Building flood storage leads to land-take and construction costs that are dependent on the rate at which excess water can be controlled and discharged. The Hydro-Brake® Agile flow control minimises the amount of on-site storage required - enabling developers and construction companies to provide flood management while managing construction costs.

Meet stringent discharge consents
Achieves a constant rate of discharge and therefore requires the minimum possible upstream storage. It is ideally suited to sites with stringent discharge consents where the space available for on-site attenuation is at a premium.

Future-proof flood protection
Can be adjusted easily, enabling operators to change the system to meet differing operating conditions and ensure controlled flow and protection against flooding, even if conditions change.

Operation

The unit’s automatic operation and predictable, repeatable performance ensure that operating costs are also kept low. The Hydro-Brake® Agile reduces the burden of long-term management and maintenance, and helps ensure acceptance by adopting authorities.

The Hydro-Brake® Agile comprises an orifice plate with a variable open area regulated by a float-arm operated gate to deliver a constant discharge rate over a wide range of heads. The discharge rate is adjustable to match the discharge requirements for the site.

Discharge through the open gate at low flows is unimpeded. During a storm, the float arm closes the gate until the maximum water level and discharge rate is reached for a designated event, so that the gate is prevented from closing further, despite any increases in head.

The maximum discharge rate is maintained while upstream storage is drained down rapidly, ensuring the unit is ready for subsequent storm events, until the float returns to the resting position with the gate fully open. The Hydro-Brake® Agile is easily adjustable to accommodate changes in operating conditions.

Manufactured from high-grade stainless steel, the Hydro-Brake® Agile Flow Control can be matched to a range of outlet pipe sizes. The unit can be supplied prefitted in a cast concrete chamber for easy on-site installation. To suit the location and invert required, the chamber depth can be easily varied with concrete rings.

Maximum flow: 100 l/s
Maximum head: 2.4m

Support

Designing an effective system using Hydro-Brake® Agile is easy using Hydro International’s free technical and design support service. Professional engineers are available to provide advice on sizing, flow and storage calculations, as well as assisting with dimensioned installation drawings.


 
 
 
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