About GoFlo Travelling Screens
The GoFlo screens company started with the acquisition of Western Renewables Energy by Renewables First in 2013. Western Renewables Energy had made a small number of travelling screens over a number of years for their own projects, and the screens had proved to be effective and reliable. The early versions were relatively small and although tough, wouldn’t cope with the extreme loads experienced by larger intakes in higher flow conditions. Renewables First developed the concept into a modular system with a more rugged design and for much larger intakes, and the result was the GoFlo screen.
GoFlo is an independent company but shares the office and workshop facilities with Renewables First at their main site in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The company has grown quickly and is now actively selling into the wider EU market and expects to be trading outside the EU in the near future. GoFlo screens are 100% UK manufactured using the highest quality materials in our workshop, alongside the engineers that design and install them.
Benefits and Features
There are a number of GoFlo travelling screens features that are beneficial for your screening operation:
- Increase your energy production, and income
- Meet tough fish and eel screening regulations
- Robust design and stainless steel construction
- Debris removal spray and flushing system
- Tilting base for simple and quick installation and removal
- Sophisticated control – Local and remote control and monitoring
- Modular design
- Optional extra – 316 stainless steel upgrade
- Optional extra – IP68 (submersible) motor and drive system
- Optional extra – Quagga and Zebra Mussel resistance
Discover the benefits of installing a GoFlo travelling screen on your hydropower system in these case studies which examine the benefits of GoFlo travelling screen installations integrated with hydropower schemes:
The GoFlo travelling screen is able to operate even in exceptional leaf fall and high abstraction conditions, greatly increasing the energy yield of the hydropower system, eliminating debris maintenance and increasing hydropower return on investment.
Find out more
You can find out more at www.gofloscreens.co.uk.
If you are at the design stages of a hydropower scheme or already an existing site owner, use the Additional Hydropower Income Calculator to determine the potential increase in income that could be achieved by using a GoFlo system. More generally, the use of GoFlo screens is not exclusive to hydropower systems. They can also be used in many other contexts, including agricultural and industrial abstraction, water utility works and power plants. You may also be interested in using the Pricing Calculator to give you an idea of the budget required. If this appeals complete the Measuring Up Guide and submit more details about your site.
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Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.
Minimise manual cleaning of your intake screen, maximise the financial return of you hydropower system and protect fish and eels, with GoFlo Travelling Screens. Find out more here.