Water Intake Screens:
Custom Farmers Screen Systems
Custom Farmers Screens™ are typically designed for larger projects (greater than 15 CFS screened flow) or for sites where access is not an issue and a concrete structure is preferred. Custom Farmers Screens are always designed in partnership with an engineering firm. FCA provides the design of the fish screen, including the size and shape of the concrete structure that will house the screen components. The engineering firm is responsible for the structural engineering for the concrete structure, as well as the entrance and exit from the screen structure and any additional project components. FCA provides the steel screen components and is responsible for installing the screen components into the concrete structure. FCA will provide the engineering firm with the boundary conditions necessary for the screen to function properly. The engineering firm will be responsible for analyzing the hydraulic conditions of the entire project to ensure proper entrance and exit conditions of the final design.
A custom Farmers Screen system can be obtained by contacting FCA directly or by working through an engineering firm, state or federal agency, or any other project developer. FCA can provide any level of desired support during the development process.