Cooling Water Intake Systems
Where there are requirements for higher water flows, for example cooling water, from different water ways, this will require an intake system able to separate larger impurities and particles from the water to protect pumps and other equipment down stream.
For this purpose we have two different types of intake systems available part of Taprogge’s “IN-TA-CT”, short for Integrated Taprogge Concept. One is the single stage system ny name TAPIS, and the other a multi-stage system. Below and in the documents you will find more information about these systems.
In certain cases it is also possible to utilize larger filters instead of these intake systems, you can read more about these at this page.
Single stage system – TAPIS
The system know by name TAPIS® (Taprogge Airpowered Intake System) is visible in the system image at the top of page where you place on or more intake modules directly into the water source, so called TAPIS Polyhedras.
These modeuls made entirely of non-corrosive materials incorporate cling free elements which are positioned in such way to avoid and minimize taking in sediments from the creek, river, lake or sea bed. The total surface area is carefully calculated to enable bring the water intake velocity dow to such low velocities that even smaller fish avoid getting sucked in. The filter elements holes have a diameter between 5 to 10 mm and the system and its components are all selected to meet specific customer needs.
The other components in the system are the air compressor used to fill a compressed air tank which upon detection of clogged intake Polyhedra will automatically open and back flush the Polyhedra’s surface area. Due to the low intake velocity, normal water current will help remove the flushed particles away from the intake area and normal operation can continue.
The system includes a control unit which provides the customer with a combination of automatic or semi-automatic operation, or just warning signals to connect to the customer’s own DCS for due measures to be taken.