Stationary Water Screens

Cambridge Stationary Water Screen systems are typically designed as a two screens system with a front and rear screen installed in each water intake. They are designed with engineered lifting points and a catch basin at the bottom of the screen to catch debris as it is lifted out of the water for cleaning. Fabricated guide channels are available that are either bolted to the water intake structure or imbedded in the concrete.

  • Custom applications for manmade (i.e. cooling towers) and natural water sources.
  • Configured per customer specifications or custom engineered solution.
  • System designs receive Professional Engineer (PE) certification “stamp”.
  • Available in galvanized, T304 and T316.

 

 

Stationary Water Screen for
Municipal Water Intake

Stationary Water Screen for Municipal Water Intake

 

Cost Comparison Between Stationary Screens and Traveling Screens in Cooling Towers

Traveling Water Screens are significantly more efficient at protecting downstream systems from harmful debris and they are much easier to maintain when compared to traditional stationary water screens. There is a misconception that Traveling Water Screens are too expensive to install in cooling towers.

The reality is that the up-front costs in new construction projects can be similar between Traveling and Stationary Water Screen systems when a new hoist and trolley system is also to be installed for lifting and cleaning the stationary water screens. When the savings from maintenance costs and protecting downstream systems are included, a cost-benefit analysis will strongly favor a Traveling Water Screen System.

 

Custom Stationary Screens for Large Traveling Screen Maintenance

Large Traveling Water Screens that are installed on natural water sources (i.e. river, lake, bay etc.) need to be pulled out of the water for maintenance from time to time. In order to accomplish this without an outage (and while maintaining debris management), Cambridge Water Screen Systems designs and fabricates custom stationary water screen systems that are installed in front of the Traveling Water Screen. These systems can be designed as one complete unit or in multiple sections that are latched together. These custom systems are designed with significant framing and bracing to maintain structural integrity, and with a 3/8” mesh overlay to maintain debris management.

 

Custom Stationary Screen as one complete unit, with pressure relief door
Custom Stationary Screen as one complete unit, with pressure relief door.
Custom Stationary Screen with 6 latching sections
Custom Stationary Screen with 6 latching sections

 

Custom Stationary Screen with 1 of 6 latching sections with heavy framing and mesh overlay.
 
Custom Stationay Screens

 

Our experience covers a wide range of environments and industries:

  • Protecting pumps and downstream systems.
  • Heat reduction systems (cooling towers).
  • Water used in processing.
  • Preventing invasive fish eggs from entering hatcheries.
  • Chemical and other manufacturing plants.
  • Power plants.
  • Municipal & Agricultural projects.

 

Cambridge provides custom engineered solutions and manufacturing of new and replacement Traveling and Stationary Water Screen Systems.

 

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