Field Testing & Data Collection

The true power of hydraulic modelling and analysis, and proper understanding of the behaviour of hydraulic systems, comes from supporting concepts and hypotheses with field measurement and verification.  HydraTek has performed field testing and measurement on water, wastewater, and storm systems in Canada and internationally, including:

  • Pressure logging and monitoring
    • Short-term and long-term
    • Traditional low-frequency
    • High-frequency – up to 128 Hz – for transient monitoring
  • Flow metering and monitoring
    • Short-term and long-term
    • Pressurized or open-channel flow
    • Ultrasonic, doppler, insertion, thermodynamic, etc.
  • Pump efficiency and performance testing
    • Thermodynamic method
    • Conventional method
    • Drawdown test method
    • Hybrid method
    • Evaluation and optimization of potential energy savings
  • System curve and capacity testing
  • System performance, resilience, and stress testing
  • Distribution system flow step testing
  • Friction factor verification and calibration
  • Inflow and inflitration monitoring and evaluation
  • Secondary flow meter verification
  • Water pumping station and transmission/distribution system transient pressure testing and commissioning
  • Wastewater pumping station and forcemain transient pressure testing and commissioning
  • Surge protection equipment commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Check valve slam investigations
  • Special situations
    • Unique hydraulic problems
    • Forensic investigations
    • Other fluid systems