Focus Areas

 

The Green Hippo Innovations team has experience and can assist in the following fields:

Hydrology

• Flood calculations (deterministic, empirical and statistical methods)
• Risk assessment of flooding and flood line calculations
• Run-off determination
• Review of hydraulic structures

 

HydraulicsSurge 2000 analyses

• Pipeline design (structural, hydraulic, components and protection)
• Pipeline system optimization using genetic algorithm techniques
• Pipeline component design (valves, crotch plates and thrust blocks)
• Surge analyses (any scenario and any component)
• Pump station design and analyses (pump selection, pump scheduling and layout)
• Water distribution system design and analyses (layout, flow scenarios, pipe classes, hydrant positioning etc.)
• Water loss management
• Sanitation system design and analyses
• Storm water run-of modelling (flood routing, retention ponds, inlet structures)Culvert and bridge design and analyses
• Free surface flow modelling (complex river systems, steady and unsteady flow, hydraulic jumps)
• Culverts and bridges

  • Hydraulic design of spillways
  • Model studies (pump inlets, free surface flow and hydraulic structures)

 

Asset managementField investigations (Pressure measurements)

• Field investigations to establish the effect of operational variations in pipe systems
• Flow measurements to establish mass transfer rates
• Pressure measurements to determine the hydraulic characteristics and loss coefficients

Hydropower development

  • Feasibility studies
  • Hydropower design and construction
  • Conduit hydropower development
  • Low head hydropower
  • Kinetic type hydropower