Powered flow control discharge regulator for 5-3,500 L/s
ActuSlide is an electronically controlled actuator flow control device, designed to accurately regulate the flow from a chamber into a receiving channel / water system.
The ActuSlide system, designed by ELIQUO HYDROK's design team, works in conjunction with ALPHEUS actuator drive systems and eliminates the need for operation and maintenance teams to enter hazardous underground areas. It emerged after consideration of the Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations regarding the health and safety issues of working underground. Conventional electric flow regulator systems require expensive flow measuring with large shaft constructions and would normally be controlling a standard penstock opening.
This system eliminates the need for operation and maintenance teams to enter hazardous underground areas by enabling removal for inspection and maintenance of the actuator drive motor from ground level.
The ActuSlide orifice incorporates the same technology used for the ALPHEUS variable orifice flow regulator. This ensures a discharge accuracy of better than ±5% throughout the impounding head range. Sensors in the network determine the water levels within the retained flow, controlling the variable orifice to maintain the design output flow.