AWMA have developed a vertical flow control penstock, designed specifically for the decanting process in municipal industries.
The new AWMA Downward Opening Penstock is used to regulate or control flows. It is an alternative to decant weirs, decant penstocks and overshot regulators.
A research and development programme was undertaken to produce an overshot product, utilising the decanting method that increases functionality, accuracy and innovative alternatives for the municipal market. Advances in technology and materials have also facilitated the development of this type of infrastructure.
The design for AWMA’s Downward Opening Penstock provides a downward opening mechanism with an on and off-seating seal arrangement for a water-tight seal when fully closed.
AWMA’s Downward Opening Penstock can be manufactured from marine grade aluminium or stainless steel. It can be operated via manual, automated or SCADA connected actuation systems.
AWMA’s Downward Opening Penstock was recently custom designed for work at Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP).