differences between our valves

Butterfly, Spherical and Fixed Cone Valves: differences

These three kinds of valves are different in many ways: design, functioning and objective of the valve. Now we’re going to see the main differences.   Butterfly Valves   The first valve we want to analyze is the Butterfly type. In this case there are several applications, it is possible to use them for example…

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Vortex Hydra's Quality

Vortex Hydra’s quality

Vortex Hydra, 50 years of evolution and experience for generating solutions and new ideas for developing products, machines and plants. The VH Group was established in 1967 thanks to the initiative of a team of engineers that decided to enter business to address the growing market of industrial automation. The strength of this company is…

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Vortex Hydra's Main Activities

Which are Vortex Hydra’s main activities?

With 70 covered countries, over 70 clients and more than 100 installed valves, Vortex Hyrda has been generating solutions and new ideas for developing products, machinery and plants for over 50 years. Vortex Hydra has become an international design specialist of concrete roof tile manufacturing and hydraulic engineering, focusing on developing equipment for water control…

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New spherical valves for two Hydropower Plants in Switzerland.

In 2019, Vortex Hydra signed a contract for the supply of six spherical valves (DN600 PN82) for the pump-turbine power plant at Mottec, Switzerland that is owned by Forces Motrices de la Gougra SA (in participation with Alpiq) and operated by Hydroexploitation. The design phase that began at the turn of 2019/2020 became suddenly affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the nation being…

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Bottom Outlet Bonnetted Gates

Bottom Outlet Bonnetted Gates: structure and characteristics

For the “Custom Made Hydromechanical Equipment” category, Vortex Hydra presents the Bottom Outlet Bonneted Gates. These types of structures are high pressure gates that are employed as a safety device during dams general maintenance operations. Located at the bottom of the dam’s basin, they consist of a pressurized pipe that is closed by twin sliding…

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Fixed Cone Valves

Discover our Fixed Cone Valves

What is a Fixed Cone Valve?   Fixed Cone Valves are used to regulate flow from dams and reservoirs. It’s a free discharge valve that is commonly used as a turbine bypass valve, reservoir drain, or continuous discharge flow control valve. This type of valve dissipates enormous amounts of energy by breaking down the water…

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Vortex Hydra After Sales Department Services

Vortex Hydra After Sales Department Services

We recognize that efficient “after sales service” is always essential to maintain customer’s satisfaction. Our After Sales Department constantly strives to ensure that a comprehensive support service is always provided to new and old customers to improve the ongoing operational effectiveness of our equipment and machinery. Often the Customers see the purchase of the spare parts as a…

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stoplogs

Stoplogs: functioning, structure and different types

What are Stoplogs? Stoplogs are hydraulic engineering control elements that are used in floodgates to adjust the water level, to protect and secure during maintenance and to discharge in a river, canal or reservoir. They are individually lowered one on top of other via a vertical guide system to a predeterminate height, to fit the…

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spherical valves

What are Spherical Valves?

Spherical Valves are installed as special shut-off valves for high pressure water at the end of the penstock most commonly used in front of the turbine. The main function of this type of valve is to shut-off the penstock during normal shutdown or automatically in case of emergency due to a turbine malfunction or a…

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Small Hydro Latin America – June 23-24, 2021!

  Vortex Hydra was founded more than 50 years ago in 1967, with headquarters in Fossalta di Copparo (Italy), and since an early stage it became active in the hydromechanical industry. It designs, manufacturers and supplies the following types of tailormade valves and gates for hydropower plants, dams and waterways: Valves: Butterfly, Spherical, Fixed Cone…

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Slide & Fixed Wheels Gates

Discover our Slide & Fixed Wheels Gates

With more than 100 clients and 70 covered countries, Vortex Hydra is one of the major players in both residential construction and renewable energy industries. Innovation and engineering are the two main keywords of this company, combined with the strong international orientation which, over the years, has led Vortex Hydra to be one of the…

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miter gates

Vortex Hydra’s Miter Gates: Functioning and Benefits

Miter gates are the most used hydraulic closures in inland navigation locks. Their history dates back to the 15th century, when Leonardo da Vinci invented the first version of this hydraulic solution. The purpose of these gates is to allow boats navigating on a water flow to bypass obstructive structures creating different water levels.  …

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radial gates

Our Radial Gates Production

Vortex Hydra is pleased to present its production of Radial Gates. The gates, in hydraulic engineering, are movable barriers for controlling the passage of fluid through a channel, like a river or a canal, where usually there are a pair of gates at each end. The radial gates or tainter gates are similar in principle,…

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butterfly valves

Butterfly Valve: Applications and Functioning

The purpose of a butterfly valve is to regulate or isolate the flow of different type of fluid, gas or solid material and they have applications across several industries. What characterizes most of the butterfly valves used on dams and hydroelectric plants is their significant dimension and subsequently the very high pressure that the valves…

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