In some situations, water can also be moved without using a pump. In this case we make use of siphon systems, where gravity acts as the power source. However, this does require a height difference between the beginning and the end of the pipeline. To activate a siphon, the pipe must be completely filled with water. A vacuum system is used for this purpose. The parameters with which we can calculate a siphon are:

- Height difference
- Conductor diameter and length
- Conduction resistance

2017 Grafiek Hevel

The above chart shows the capacity of a randomized siphon, by varying the height difference and the pipe diameter.

Recent news

Project in the Waddenzee

08 November 2017

A Flygt 3501 is suspended from an excavator from a pontoon in the Wadden Sea, used to spray a pipe.

Project in Fareham, near Southhampton

22 September 2017

In Fareham, near Southampton (UK) we are carrying out this great and interesting project.