Posted - 16 June 2017

Hydro-Brake Optimum Design Now Supported in Causeway's Flow Software

Hydro International’s Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control is now fully supported within Causeway’s state-of-the-art Flow drainage design software. 

This integration provides drainage designers and engineers with one of the most advanced tools in the industry to achieve optimal design outcome, return on investment, and to expand their in-sewer capacity.

The Hydro-Brake® Optimum Design Tool is fully integrated within Flow V5.0 and allows designers to choose an adequate level of Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control in order to:

  • Reduce upstream surface water storage volume
  • Make outlet clearances larger to reduce the risk of blockages
  • Build in adjustability to adjust the flow rate post-installation
  • Design a suitable flow control for installation into existing infrastructure
  • Save on operation and maintenance cost

The hydraulic characteristics of the chosen Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control can then be holistically tested with the entire drainage system using Flow’s 1D dynamic wave routing method. This allows engineers to fine-tune their designs to reduce development cost and improve through-life performance, as well as allowing designers to deliver compliant designs based on UK regulatory requirements.

The inclusion of the Hydro-Brake® Optimum design tool is a great opportunity for Flow users because it means that they can now design and deliver effective sustainable drainage systems with much greater flexibility. Our support teams are always available to provide design guidance if it’s required. Being able to design a Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control directly within a tool like Flow means that drainage designers and engineers can work faster and smarter.

This collaboration with Hydro International is the continuation of our resolve to deliver an enhanced and innovative technology to our fast-growing customer base," said Netsanet Mebrate, Product Owner at Causeway Technologies, "The automation of the Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control within Flow will improve, advance and accelerate the design process of any drainage network requiring vortex based flow control. This is an indication of our commitment to continue to deliver new heights of excellence for our customers.

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