Local, state and federal correctional facilities and prison systems need to meet a number of unique challenges everyday – including how to manage water and wastewater systems to ensure day-to-day operational functionality. Water and wastewater screening equipment are vital components to all successful treatment processes, and are of particular importance in prison and correctional facility applications. These systems have to manage an influent stream with a wide variety of disruptive solids including contraband material, sheets, towels, shoes, clothing and other foreign objects that can potentially damage and overwhelm the treatment process. Without the proper equipment, these materials can dramatically increase system downtime and cause thousands of dollars in damage and replacement of costly equipment.
Hydro-Dyne Engineering recognizes a plant shutdown is not an option and applies its vast experience and expertise in some of the most demanding applications to design and manufacture solutions that deliver quality and value for hundreds of prison systems and correctional facilities worldwide. Since 1978, Hydro-Dyne Engineering has delivered solutions that bring unparalleled quality, performance, reliability and value to customers around the world. We do so by having complete control of our products from start to finish. All design, fabrication and assembly is handled in house. Hydro-Dyne’s wastewater screening systems for prison and correctional facilities are custom designed and skillfully manufactured with the highest degree of quality and durability to keep systems running smoothly and prevent costly downtime, equipment repair and replacement.
Wastewater screens are designed to protect significant capital investments in downstream processes that must remain online. Unlike other technologies that grind and macerate solids which require constant maintenance and can damage downstream processes, screens are designed to remove and dispose of solids without the need to pass the material downstream. Disruptive solids such as sheets, towels and others rags commonly found in correctional facility effluent can quickly foul treatment equipment and bring systems to a grinding halt. Through proprietary design and patented technology, Hydro-Dyne’s Bull Shark Through Flow Screens can easily capture and dispose of rags without that material clogging the equipment.
Hydro-Dyne’s Bull Shark Through Flow Screen is specifically designed for the screening of heavy institutional effluent. With a variety of models available, this heavy-duty, high-capacity through flow screen can easily remove large debris from wastewater flows and provide unlimited support against deflection.
Continuous belt design: The continuous belt design travels from the clean to the dirty side of the screen in an upward motion eliminating the potential for jamming. Screenings accumulate undisturbed on the moving belt for higher screening capture and easier unloading.
Eliminates ragging: Multiple proprietary designs and patented technologies work together to eliminate ragging commonly associated with other screen designs, including a proprietary sealing system, design of the lower track that removes the need for submerged sprockets, bushing or bearings and a patented grid design.
Stainless steel laced link grid: Able to withstand extremely harsh environments, the proven stainless steel laced link grid system is extraordinarily durable, available in a wide range of opening sizes and can easily handle large flows.
Solids unloading: The spray wash bar prohibits carry-over and provides a superior method of removing captured solids from the screening surface to the washing compactor.
Screened solids are always heavy with wastewater. Left untreated and not dewatered, treatment plants can realize much higher disposal costs due to the weight of the screened material and the water they hold. Hydro-Dyne’s heavy duty Whitetip Shark Washing Compactors are specifically designed to collect, condition, dewater and compact screenings captured from the most demanding environments. Multiple models are designed for a variety of needs – from simple conveyance to sophisticated washing and compaction. Screenings meet strict landfill requirements, and bagging units can contain odor.
Hydro-Dyne Engineering has more than 40 years of experience with more than 2,000 unique installations worldwide. Contact us today to learn more about our equipment specifically designed for correctional facilities that provides superior value, performance, reliability and protection – reducing maintenance costs and improving the performance of downstream equipment.