The German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste hosts visit to innovative Steinhardt product in Bavaria on 27th July
The Free State of Bavaria has ordered the construction of a flood control reservoir on the Sulzberger Bach stream in Oberallgäu to protect the town centre of Sulzberg from future flooding. Even lesser storm events have shown the stream to be a highwater threat to the town whose name it shares. A 15 m high dam is now under construction to guard the market town and its 5,000 residents against flooding.
A particular feature of the project is the mechanical flow control. In order to guarantee the functioning of the flood control basin, Steinhardt GmbH has designed a self-powered regulator that limits the constant outflow to 2.4 m³/s.
HydroMaxx, the active flow control, is mounted upstream and takes the form of a movable plate controlled by a specially designed and patented regulator mechanism using a vertically moving float whose movement keeps the flow constant irrespective of water level.
The discharge control concept was planned by the project-engineering consultants of the SKI company. Steinhardt GmbH designed and manufactured the HydroMaxx regulator entirely of stainless steel at their production site in Taunusstein, Germany.
The Water Management Office of Kempten will present the project whilst engineering consultants from SKI will explain the special construction. A visit to the construction site to view the progress will complete the event.
Further information: www.dwa-bayern.de