Haines Fire and Risk Consulting

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Flood Control and Dewatering

Moving high volumes of water can be critical to saving property and lives from:

  • Flooding due to rising streams, rivers and water bodies.
  • Flooding due to levee breaches and fixed flood pump failures
  • Drainage system obstructions and back ups
  • Elevated ground water levels
  • Failed or inundated flood pumps, sump pumps and bilge pumps

HFRC offers two solutions for moving accumulated flood and nuisance water. Both systems allow their power units to be located remotely from the dewatering point. This provides several advantages over traditional pumping systems:

  • Neither system relies upon vacuum priming, as such high lifts and vacuum leaks are of no concern.
  • The engine driven equipment/units can be safely located away from and above the water. As result:
    • The possibility of the equipment being lost due to a sudden water level increase is reduced.
    • The equipment can be easily refueled and maintained during long-term operations.
    • Dewatering operations can be performed in environmentally sensitive areas with little to no adverse impact.
  • The water movement devices can be carried and placed by personnel. As a result:
    • The devices can placed and relocated quickly to address changing conditions without cranes or heavy equipment.
    • Dewatering operations can be performed in environmentally sensitive areas with little to no adverse impact.
  • When proper grounding, bonding and other safety measures are employed the water movement devices may be used in environments where flammable vapors may be present.

HFRC’s flood control and dewatering solutions include:

  • Hytrans Hydrosub Units – These diesel engine driven, remotely operated submersible pump systems are designed for moderate to high flow rates ranging from 396 – 13,208 gpm and can be used to move water over short or long distances. See for more information.
    HFRC can work with Hytrans and its sister company to provide semi-fixed installations and alternate pump types to satisfy your unusual and specific needs. These pumps include but are not limited to trash, salvage, mud and dredging pumps.
  • Turbodraft Fire Eductor – The Turbodraft fire eductor is driven by a remotely located pump, FD pumper or fire hydrant and can be used to move low to moderate volumes of water over short distances. Representative flow capacities include:
    • 2-1/2 inch unit: 110 gpm (20 ft of lift through 200 ft of 5 inch hose) to 264 gpm (10 ft of lift through 50 ft of 2-1/2 inch hose)
    • 5 inch unit: 280 gpm (20 ft of lift through 200 ft of 5 inch hose) to 670 gpm (10 ft of lift through 50 ft of 5 inch hose)

HFRC can provide eductors for special purpose, high volume, semi-fixed and fixed applications to meet your specific needs.