The functional components of a fish protection system

The key messages of Fact Sheet No. 05 are:

  • A fish protection system must provide three functions: Blocking, guiding and transferring.
  • Fish protection screens and bypasses form a functional unit in fish protection systems. Screens without bypasses or bypasses without a suitable screen do not constitute a protection system.
  • Horizontally angled fish protection screens guide fish across the entire water column to the bypass. The fish can remain in their natural swimming horizon.
  • Vertically angled fish protection screens can guide fish to bypass inlets or collection devices near the surface across the entire width of the turbine inlet.

The fact sheet "What makes a screen to a fish protection screen?" is available for download.

Fact Sheet 
05 EN
Juni 2021
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