Prinsco Stormwater Storage Solutions
HydroCAD-10 provides full support for the stormwater storage products offered
by Prinsco, Inc.
including HydroStor® stormwater chambers and GoldFlo®, GoldFlo WT®, and EcoFlo
100® HDPE pipe
partnership allows Prinsco products to be easily used within any HydroCAD model
for stormwater storage, detention, or infiltration. HydroCAD includes
complete Prinsco storage definitions, plus an interactive chamber
wizard for easy layout, pricing, and modeling of
underground storage systems.
Users of HydroCAD 9.1 and earlier should obtain a program update
to get the latest chamber definitions.
If you're already using
HydroCAD-10, make sure you have "build 4" or later to get support for Prinsco
pipe products and "build 14" for HydroStor chambers. Details here.
How storage is modeled
storage typically appears in a HydroCAD model as part of the
storage definition for a "pond". In the simplest case, HydroCAD
calculates the total available storage, including the interior of the chambers
plus the void space in any surrounding stone.
For a more complete analysis, a full stage-storage curve is calculated so that
an inflow or runoff hydrograph can be routed through the pond. The resulting analysis indicates the water
levels attained throughout the rainfall event, as well as any discharge
that may occur through outlet devices or infiltration into the surrounding
Flexible storage options
Each HydroCAD pond may include an unlimited number of storage definitions as required
to describe its overall storage characteristics. This makes it
easy to model complex storage arrangements, such as a combination of multiple
chambers, catch basins, or other contributing volumes.
But the most significant feature is the ability to embed (bury) chambers in a
bed of stone, and have HydroCAD automatically calculate the combined
storage at any water surface elevation. This makes it easy to determine
the storage for virtually any configuration of storage chambers, without
resorting to any manual calculations.
HydroCAD can also model almost any imaginable storage arrangement, including
layered chambers of different sizes combined with auxiliary storage from
adjacent pipes and catch basins, and even the above-ground areas (parking lot)
that may provide overflow storage for certain events.
Prinsco stormwater products
Setting up a pond to use Prinsco chambers or pipe storage is a simple process:
Just pick the desired model(s) from the drop-down list, and specify the number
of chambers (pipe lengths) plus their elevation. The HydroCAD chamber wizard
automatically calculates the overall size of the system based on the
manufacturer's recommendations, or you can customize the layout to suit your
definitions for Prinsco HDPE pipe are based on the actual inside diameter and
displacement as listed here.
For further technical information, read about modeling
corrugated plastic pipe and prefab chambers.
Detailed product information
For detailed Prinsco specifications and design information, please visit the
Prinsco web site.
For more information about HydroCAD
Please see the following pages for further HydroCAD information:
HydroCAD home page
Pond storage calculations
Storage chamber modeling
(includes step-by-step instructions)
General support page
HydroCAD features and capabilities
Free evaluation program
Pricing and ordering
GoldFlo®, GoldFlo WT®,
EcoFlo®, and HydroStor® 100 are registered trademark of
HydroCAD® is a registered trademark of HydroCAD
Software Solutions LLC
Product illustrations © Prinsco Inc.