Hydro International and Causeway are delighted to announce that the design of the Hydro-Brake®  Optimum Flow Control is now fully supported within Causeway’s state-of-the-art Flow drainage design software. This will give drainage designers and engineers the best tools available to achieve an optimal design outcome. As such, it is ideal for drainage engineers who wish to achieve a return on investment and/or expand their in-sewer capacity.

The Hydro International developed autonomous Hydro-Brake® Optimum Design Tool is fully integrated within Flow V5.0. This allows designers to seamlessly choose the most optimal Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control in order to:

  • Minimise 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 costs

The hydraulic behaviour of the chosen Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control can then be holistically tested with the entire drainage system using Flow’s cutting-edge 1D dynamic wave routing method. This will empower engineers to fine-tune their designs to reduce development cost and maximise through-life performance. This capability will also allow 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, as 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.” – Chris Newton, Regional Technical Manager, Hydro International.

“This collaboration with Hydro International is the continuation of our resolve to deliver an enhanced and innovative technology to our fast-growing customer base. The automation of the Hydro-Brake® Optimum flow control within our Flow software 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.” – Netsanet Mebrate, Product Owner, Causeway Technologies Limited.

To learn more, search Hydro-Brake Optimum online, e-mail enquiries@hydro-int.com or call +44 (0) 1275 337937.

For more information on how Causeway's drainage design software Flow could help you produce optimal and compliant design click here.


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