Owners and operators of hydroelectric plants, dams, and reservoirs are acutely aware of safety, regulatory, and operational requirements and the need for booms and barriers addressing these needs; deflecting ice and debris, guiding or excluding fish, and providing dam and public safety both in the head pond and the tailrace.
Booms are generally considered an expense by asset owners, due to their short-installed product life and the requirement for frequent maintenance, repair and replacement. As a result, acquisition decisions are often based on the lowest initial cost, with safety, suitability, performance, and longevity being secondary or tertiary considerations and internal rate of return, not a consideration.
Today, operators have a choice between booms constructed of wood, steel, aluminum, rotationally molded plastic, and PNP's MultiFunction Boom.
This patented modular design is built using custom extruded high-density polyethylene. The strength and material characteristics provide users the ability to size and configure solutions to meet their unique site-specific needs, resulting in enhanced ice and debris guidance or public safety exclusion. With a 50-year product life, MultiFunction can be considered capital assets that reduce maintenance and related expenses and enhance revenue with more efficient debris exclusion while providing effective public and dam safety solutions.
Visit us at HyroVision to discuss how your site can reduce expense and increase return.