Projects

Since it opened its doors in 1988, HydraTek has executed more than 300 projects for hydraulic systems throughout the world specifically in the fields of specialized hydraulics and energy.  If you would like to talk to us about assisting with your utility’s or firm's needs, or if you wish to collaborate on a project, please drop us a line at info@hydratek.com.

A sampling of our previous projects can be viewed below by project-type using the drop-down menu.  In addition to this listing, this site routinely features selected interesting projects that we have been, or are currently, involved with (see Featured Project).

Projects

  • South Peel Transient Master Study

    Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada

    Master plan study for 6 pressure zones, 10+ pumping stations and many kilometres of transmission pipe, including field testing. 

  • CHW Goldfield Pipeline

    Victoria, Australia

    Peer review of hydraulics and transient conditions for a 87 km long, 750 mm diameter water transmission pipeline. 

  • Ajax Water Distribution System

    Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada

    Detailed transient analysis of high lift pumping station and distribution system, and a review of treatment hydraulics. 

  • Alberta Central East Water Transmission System

    Vegreville, Alberta, Canada

    Peer review of hydraulics and transient conditions for 350 km of transmission main, including reservoirs and pumping stations.

  • Ontario Pump Performance & Efficiency Testing

    Various Municipalities, Ontario, Canada

    Pump performance and efficiency testing for 150 water pumps across Ontario through the support of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Conservation Fund.  Click here.

  • 2250 mm Ellesmere Feedermain

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Detailed hydraulic transient analysis of over 5 km of twin transmission main, including the treatment plant and existing surge tanks. 

  • Steel Mill Off-Gas System

    Ontario, Canada

    Temperature, energy and flow calculations associated with the gas dynamics of a steel mill off-gas system 

  • System Sustainability Study During a Region Wide Area Power Failure

    Toronto and York Region, Ontario, Canada

    Consideration of water demand during an extended power failure including analysis of data for Toronto and its implications for selection of back-up power and storage requirements. 

  • Bowater Mersey Paper Mill Secondary Treatment System

    Transients associated with power failure and their mitigation in a large water handling system. 

  • Western Beaches Tunnel and Stormwater System

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Considered the transient pressures, and their mitigation, associated with storm surges in the western beaches storage project. 

  • James Bay Water Transfer Project

    James Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Preliminary energy and hydrauic calculations for the transfer or 100,000 cfs of flow into Lake Superior from James Bay. 

  • Tlahuac and Mixquic Water Collection Pipeline System

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Modeling, transient analysis, field testing and operational risk assessment of 20+ km of transmission mains across 3 well fields. 

  • Enwave District Energy System

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Transient analysis and design associated with Enwave’s deep lake water cooling system.  Sizing and configuration of the surge protection associated with potential pipe or power failure with continual maintanince or a positive pressure difference across the head exchangers. 

  • Calgary Co-Generation Plant

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Consideration of transient pressures, and their mitigation, in Calgary’s water supply system associated with large and potentially sudden demands at a co-gen station. 

  • Whitby WSP Pump Perfomance and Efficiency Testing

    Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada

    Performance and efficiency testing of four high-lift municipal water pumps. 

  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Prediction and confirmation of hydraulic response of Pearson’s jet fuel distribution system to a range of plane filling scenarios and demands.  Work included recommendations of pumping requirements and pipe sizing. 

  • Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

    Ontario, Canada

    Investigation of energy storage, reservoir size, flow rates and basic economics for pumped storage in medium head contexts. 

  • Kingcome Hydroelectric System

    Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Canada

    Determination of transient response to load rejection and recommendation of remedial protection measures at small scale hydro development. 

  • Thorsen Creek Hydroelectric System

    Bella Coola Valley, British Columbia, Canada

    Determination of transient response to load rejection and recommendation of remedial protection measures at small scale hydro development. 

  • Burgess Dam Hydro Development

    Bala, Ontario, Canada

    Computation of transient propagation across air curtain to assess effectiveness in mitigating detonation pressures on new dam associated during demolition of existing dam. 

  • Hydro Sherbrooke Surge Tanks

    Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    Exploration of surge pressure and velocities associated with abnormal flow conditions and system filling at hydroelectric facility. 

  • Ottawa Hydraulic Transient Assessment and Training

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Customized hydraulic and modeling of select system components, training, and general design and operating standards.

  • Poplar River Power Station Water Circulation System

    Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada

    Transient pressure assessment and protection system design for cooling system and heat exchangers in a significant thermal power station. 

  • Las Vegas Micro-Power Development

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A

    Transient response to load rejection at novel small scale hydro development in Las Vegas associated with their water supply system. 

  • Sechelt Creek Hydroelectric System

    Sechelt Creek, British Columbia, Canada

    Determination of transient response to load rejection and recommendation of remedial protection measures at small scale hydro development. 

  • Bone Creek Hydroelectric System

    Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

    Determination of transient response to load rejection and recommendation of remedial protection measures at small scale hydro development. 

  • Waterdown Wastewater Treatment Plant Pumping Station

    City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    Hydraulic transient analysis of a 2.5 km forcemain system, including two pumping stations and testing during commissioning. 

  • Douglas Sewage Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

    Comprehensive numerical analysis of a two pumping station forcemain system, including the design of surge tanks. 

  • Elizabeth Gardens Sewage Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Region of Halton, Ontario, Canada

    A field based hydraulic transient risk and performance assessment, including continuous transient pressure monitoring. 

  • Whistler-Rainbow Sanitary Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    Detailed and independent hydraulic transient analysis of a pumping station and a 3.5 km HDPE forcemain system. 

  • Picton Wastewater Treatment Plant System Expansion

    Picton, Ontario, Canada

    Hydraulic and transient review for the design of a inflow forcemain and gravity outfall system as part of ongoing plant expansion. 

  • Nampula Water Transmission System

    Nampula, Mozambique

    Comprehensive hydraulic transient analysis for over 16 km of transmission watermain, 3 pumping stations, and several reservoirs. 

  • High Point Sewage Forcemain

    Langley, British Columbia, Canada

    Hydraulic transient analysis and hydraulic review for a 4.6 km PVC forcemain system. 

  • Front Street Forcemain System

    Hamilton, Bermuda

    Transient analysis and design of mitigation measures for sewage pumping station and long forcemain system serving the capital of this British territory. 

  • Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent System

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Custom model development and hydraulic transient analysis for a large mixed flow effluent system, including a peer review. 

  • 2nd Concession Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Region of York, Ontario, Canada

    Hydraulic review and hydraulic transient analysis for a 2.7 km twin forcemain system, including variations in pipe material. 

  • 45th Street Corridor Sanitary Interceptor

    Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A

    Independent hydraulic transient analysis and surge protection design for a 8 km and 900 mm diameter forcemain system. 

  • Main Street Sewage Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Region of Halton, Ontario, Canada

    Hydraulic re-analysis of an existing 1.5 km system, re-design of surge protection equipment, and testing for commissioning. 

  • Port Kells Sewage Pumping Station and Forcemain

    Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

    Comprehensive numerical transient analysis and field calibration for a 4 km forcemain, including 3 phases of construction. 

  • Kamloops SW3 Booster Station and Distribution Network

    Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

    Numerical transient analysis and investigation of surge conditions, including a performance assessment of an existing surge tank. 

  • Washburn Booster Pump Station

    Region of Halton, Ontario, Canada

    Comprehensive transient analysis for the system expansion, including the design of surge tanks for two pressure zones. 

  • Hamilton Transmission Main System

    Hamilton, Bermuda

    Hydraulic transient analysis and peer review of hydraulics for the water supply and distribution system on the island. 

  • Lakeview Water Treatment Plant Expansion

    Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada

    Comprehensive hydraulic transient analysis, field testing and investigation and review for various stages of treatment plant expansion.