Floating Baffles are installed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of waste water by directing water flows. They are easy to install, easy to manage, flexible, economical and can be designed to provide a long term solution for up to 20 years.
Why would you install floating baffles?
Floating baffles are suitable solutions for waste water treatment, settlement basins, maturation ponds, and tailings dams. They can even be designed to direct flows in a structure such as a tank.
Floating baffles are typically used to:
- Prevent short circuiting of water flows
- Improve the utilisation of pond volume
- Increase the retention time
How do I choose the right floating baffle?
Because these are a custom solution, consultation is required. Floating baffles are specified in accordance with your waste water control needs and to suit the conditions on site. The boom profile should take into consideration future silting and dredging. This information must be provided by the end user.
Designs are generally driven by conditions and term of the deployment. The materials and components chosen need to withstand the stress of the flows and exposure to the elements to achieve life expectancy and minimise maintenance or potential repairs.
The term of the baffle will affect the choice of:
- Types of floats
- Hardware and ballast
- Use of stainless steel
An installation in a construction site settlement pond will have a significantly less term than a municipal waste water treatment lagoon.