HydroCAD® Stormwater Modeling - Since 1986
(gpm @ head)
|Effective Diameter||Trickle Diameter|
|7.5 @ 120"||0.449"||0.263"|
|7.5 @ 18"||0.721"||0.263"|
|5.0 @ 12"||0.651"||0.263"|
|11.25 @ 27"||0.798"||0.263"|
|10.0 @ 12"||0.921||0.263"|
|15.0 @ 18"||1.020"||0.263"|
|22.5 @ 27"||1.128"||0.263"|
|All diameters are based on the default orifice coefficient of 0.60|
The original approach to modeling the StormFilter (in HydroCAD-9.1) was to use a pump outlet with a special predefined rating curve, plus a separate orifice outlet to model the trickle flow. However, the tube/siphon option in HydroCAD-10 is much easier to setup and use, and is now the recommended solution.
If you must model the StormFilter using HydroCAD-9.1,you can use the pump outlet capability. Although the StormFilter is a passive gravity-operated device, it exhibits a switching behavior that is quite similar to the on/off switching of a stormwater pump.
Note: Support for the StormFilter is included in HydroCAD 9.1 starting with build 20. To check your version and build, see the Help|About screen in HydroCAD. If you have an earlier build, please download the latest build using your existing HydroCAD 9.1 download instructions.
First, create a "pump" outlet and select the pre-defined rating curve for the desired cartridge configuration. Next, set the number of cartridges and the operating elevations for the float valve. Finally, define a separate orifice outlet to simulate the trickle-flow that occurs when the float valve is in the closed position.
For detailed product specifications and design information, please visit the StormFilter product page.
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