ATCO Power Battle River Generating Station
Smith-Root designed a barrier to prevent fish from moving upstream in a cooling water channel.
- Location: Forestburg, Alberta, Canada
- Commissioned: 2002
- Type: Waterway
This barrier prevents fish from traveling upstream into cooling water flows from a power station. The channel was narrowed from 137 to 49 feet wide at the barrier.
The Smith-Root design uses vertical steel pipe electrodes mounted on 30 HDPE piles, forming three array curtains with a relatively uniform field between them. Spacing across the stream is 8.2 feet, and up the stream is 9.8 feet. The array is just upstream from a small weir.
- Coordination with ATCO
- Civil and structural design of barriers
- Electrical and electronic design of the pulsators and power supply systems
- Supply of electronics
- Regular maintenance
- Pulsators: Custom
- Pulsator Qty: 2
- Power Output: 232kW max.
- Water Depth: 10 feet
- Waterway Width: 49 feet
- Water Velocity: 3 ft./s
- Conductivity: 1500 µs/cm max.