Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

September 2011 Project:

Intake Screen
Intake Screen

Seaweed and floating debris regularly bypass the existing filtering screens and clog the intake pumps, which are the primary source of the water supply, at a large refinery. New screens must be designed to filter with higher efficiency and also to allow easier maintenance.


Our engineering team explored various options ranging from mechanical rakes to static screens and presented the concepts to the client. The client chose a combination of concepts. Various selected screen designs were modeled and analyzed. A cost estimate of the off the shelf components was acquired by contacting suppliers and presented to the client.

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