AWMA has developed a custom designed an Automated Trash Screen for a high profile urban water project.
The new Trash Screen design features fine wedge wire filtration with a brushed self-cleaning mechanism. This provides reliable, OH&S compliant, automated screening for an urban water channel.
Automated Trash Screens are utilised to safely remove debris from waterways, protecting downstream infrastructure including pumps, inlets and siphons.
This screen is ideal for applications requiring an economically viable option for automated screens.
AWMA Trash Screens are manufactured from 316 stainless steel for longevity, strength and durability.
To date AWMA Mechanical Trash Screens have been manufactured up to 3.5m wide, with no restriction on depth.
The benefits of self-cleaning screens include:
- reduced operator risk by eliminating manual cleaning requirements
- improved efficiencies from extracting water through a clean screen
- higher water quality
- reduced damage to downstream infrastructure
Design options for AWMA Automated Trash Screens include a raked bar system for bulk debris, or a brushed wedge wire design for finer filtration. Both design options have a range of aperture sizes available to accommodate debris loads and characteristics.
AWMA Screen Solutions have proven effective in removing debris from waterways, preventing it from entering siphon intakes. This results in significant downstream benefits to infrastructure, irrigators and end water users.