Hydra Automatic Retractable Screen

The Bio Clean Hydra Automatic Retractable Screen (Hydra ARS) is the industry’s most unique and dependable automatic retractable screen system, designed to block trash and debris from entering storm drains during dry weather flows and light to moderate rain.

The Hydra ARS blades move independently blocking trash and allowing water to move freely underneath. The Hydra ARS can also be adjusted for more restrictive flow or a looser tolerance for increased water capacity, and individually changed for easy maintenance.

Advantages

  • Minimal parts makes this a more cost-effective and easily maintained design
  • Quick, easily adjustable installation on all size catch basin
  • Plastic blades are durable yet harmless to street sweeping equipment
  • Routine street sweeping is the only maintenance required
  • Easily customize-able for curb inlet heights ranging from 2” to 10”

System Operation

Design & Flow

  • – Effectively stops trash and debris
  • – Blades only open where water flows and trash is pushed toward closed section
  • – Gate blades open with the water flow and readjust to close right after
  • – Water flows easily through the moving blades
  • – Tension cables are adjusted to the water flow pressure

After a Storm Event

  • – Tension line keeps blades closed during dry weather and street sweeping
  • – Debris left in front of the gates after the storm
  • – The gate is not stuck open after the storm

Performance

The Bio Clean Hydra Automatic Retractable Screen (Hydra ARS) stormwater system is approved by Los Angeles County as a 92.6% trash capture system and installed worldwide and operational in 25 states. The Hydra ARS design will not get stuck in an open position (where trash can enter), positive force returns the Hydra ARS to the closed position while water flows move the individual blades for a more responsive result to flow.

Maintenance

The Bio Clean Hydra ARS is durable enough to handle routine street sweeping, which is the only maintenance necessary. Further, the Hydra ARS will not damage or harm any street sweeping equipment.