Intake screens are subject to fouling or plugging by aquatic life or vegetation, which can include zebra mussels. To date, 100% prevention of plugging by mussels is not possible; however Hendrick offers a copper nickel alloy to aid in minimizing the problem.
In addition, a chemical injection system may be specified to disperse an approved biocide into the screen body to control aquatic life that has passed through the screen area.
Hendrick is proactive in solving all types of bio-fouling problems, through working with engineering firms and government agencies to determine environmentally safe solutions to the various types of problems encountered while installing intake screens.
Hendrick Screen also works closely with engineering firms, state and local agencies to ensure the environment is protected.
White paper: "Copper-Nickel Alloys -- Resistance to Corrosion and Biofouling" - by Carol A. Powell, Consultant to Nickel Development Institute